Hylonomus lyelli Dawson 1860 (eureptile)

Reptilia - Eureptilia - Protorothyrididae

Synonyms: Fritschia curtidentata Dawson 1876, Hylerpeton curtidentatum Dawson 1876

Full reference: J. W. Dawson. 1860. On a Terrestrial Mollusk, a Chilognathous Myriapod, and some New Species of Reptiles, from the Coal-Formation of Nova Scotia. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 16:268-277

Belongs to Hylonomus according to R. L. Carroll 1964

See also Dawson 1860, Dawson 1876, Dawson 1882, Hay 1902 and Moodie 1916

Sister taxa: Hylonomus acuminatus, Hylonomus latidens, Hylonomus wymani

Type specimens:

  • Hylonomus lyelli: BMNH R4168, a partial skeleton (almost complete, but badly disarticulated). Its type locality is Coal Mine Point; Divison 4, Section XV, coal-group 15, which is in a Westphalian A mire/swamp sandstone/coal in the Joggins Formation of Canada.
  • Hylerpeton curtidentatum: RM 2.1126, a partial skeleton (disarticulated elements of skull and few postcrania). Its type locality is Coal Mine Point; Divison 4, Section XV, coal-group 15, which is in a Westphalian A mire/swamp sandstone/coal in the Joggins Formation of Canada.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of Canada (2: Nova Scotia collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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