Scaphiopus (Scaphiopus) wardorum Estes and Tihen 1964 (spadefoot toad)

Osteichthyes - Salientia - Pelobatidae

Alternative combination: Scaphiopus wardorum

Full reference: R. Estes and J. A. Tihen. 1964. Lower vertebrates from the Valentine Formation of Nebraska. American Midland Naturalist 72(2):453-472

Belongs to Scaphiopus (Scaphiopus) according to R. Estes and J. A. Tihen 1964

See also Parmley 1992

Sister taxa: Scaphiopus (Scaphiopus) couchi, Scaphiopus (Scaphiopus) holbrooki, Scaphiopus (Scaphiopus) hurteri

Type specimen: U.N.S.M. No.61014, a set of postcrania (posterior 15 mm of a left ilium). Its type locality is Norden Bridge Quarry, which is in a Barstovian channel sandstone in the Valentine Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Nebraska collection)

• Miocene of United States (3: Nebraska)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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