Sticky Keep temnospondyl (Triassic of Svalbard and Jan Mayen)

Where: Svalbard and Jan Mayen (78.3° N, 16.9° E: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 8.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Sticky Keep Member (Kongressfjellet Formation), Smithian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• Listed either as the Sticky Keep Formation or the Sticky Keep Member of the Kongressfjellet Formation. Smithian (early Olenekian) age determined on the basis of ammonites. Wiman (1914) suggested that this collection was from the "Fischniveau" ("fish level") of the "Posidonomya Beds" (Wiman 1914; Nilsson 1942)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J. W. Gregory, E. J. Garwood; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1904. On two new labyrinthodont skulls of the genera Capitosaurus and Aphaneramma. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1904(2):170-176 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 143886: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 27.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Trematosauridae
Aphaneramma rostratum n. gen. n. sp.
Aphaneramma rostratum n. gen. n. sp. Woodward 1904 tetrapod
BMNH R.3180, incomplete skull (holotype). BMNH R.3181-2, fragments