Piceoerpeton willwoodense type locality (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Park County, Wyoming (44.8° N, 109.0° W: paleocoordinates 49.6° N, 91.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Willwood Formation, Wasatchian (55.8 - 50.3 Ma)

• "Lower Willwood Formation"

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• none given

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by D. Burt in 1962

• Princeton University specimen

Primary reference: C. A. M. Meszoely. 1967. A new cryptobranchid salamander from the Early Eocene of Wyoming. Copeia 1967(2):346-349 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 75868: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 03.11.2007

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Taxonomic list

• equivalent to UMMP collections SC-50, SC-55, and SC-56 combined
 Caudata - Urodela
"Piceoerpeton willwoodensis n. gen. n. sp." = Piceoerpeton willwoodense
"Piceoerpeton willwoodensis n. gen. n. sp." = Piceoerpeton willwoodense Meszoely 1967 salamander
YPM (PU) 18021 - holotype (trunk vertebra that is cracked and missing zygapophyseal processes, transverse processes, and distal part of neural spine)