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Prosalirus bitis

Salientia - Notobatrachidae

Taxonomy
Prosalirus bitis was named by Shubin and Jenkins (1995). Its type specimen is MNA V 8725, a partial skeleton (associated cranial and postcranial remains of at least two individuals), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Gold Spring Quarry 1, which is in a Sinemurian/Pliensbachian floodplain claystone in the Kayenta Formation of Arizona. It is the type species of Prosalirus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Prosalirus bitis Shubin and Jenkins p. 49

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
RankNameAuthor
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Lissamphibia()
Batrachia(Macartney 1802)
orderSalientia
familyNotobatrachidaeReig 1956
genusProsalirus
speciesbitis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: brackish, freshwater, terrestrialsubp
Locomotion: actively mobilesubo
Life habit: amphibioussubo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Created: 2009-07-20 21:44:54
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:44:54
Source: subo = suborder, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Sinemurian to the top of the Pliensbachian or 199.30000 to 182.70000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Sinemurian - Pliensbachian199.3 - 182.7USA (Arizona) Prosalirus bitis (type locality: 27716)