Paraglyptosaurus princeps Marsh 1872 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae

Alternative combination: Glyptosaurus princeps

Synonyms: Glyptosaurus hillsi Gilmore 1928, Glyptosaurus rugosus Marsh 1872

Belongs to Paraglyptosaurus according to R. M. Sullivan 1979

See also Gilmore 1928

Sister taxon: Paraglyptosaurus yatkolai

Type specimens:

  • Paraglyptosaurus princeps: YPM 524 (=USNM 16539) (considerable portion of coalesced frontals, median part of right pterygoid, fragm. portions of both rami including symph. end of left dentary, dermal scutes, ph). Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Glyptosaurus hillsi: USNM 6004 (greater portion of top of skull, both maxillae with teeth, both quadrates, anterior portions of both jugals, greater portion of right ramus and portions of left). Its type locality is Huerfano I, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Huerfano Formation of Colorado.
  • Glyptosaurus rugosus: YPM 525 (posterior portions of coosified frontal bones). Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (9: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

Total: 9 collections including 14 occurrences

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