Albanerpeton inexpectatum Estes and Hoffstetter 1976 (tetrapod)

Amphibia - Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae

Full reference: R. Estes and R. Hoffstetter. 1976. Les urodèles du Miocène de La Grive-Saint-Alban (Isère, France) [The urodeles from the Miocene of La Grive-Saint-Alban (Isère, France)]. Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Sciences de la Terre 57:297-343

Belongs to Albanerpeton according to M. Venczel and J. D. Gardner 2005

See also Böhme 2008, Böhme 2010, Daza et al. 2020, Estes 1981, Estes and Hoffstetter 1976, Gardner 1999, Gardner 2000, Gardner and Böhme 2008 and Gardner et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Albanerpeton arthridion, Albanerpeton cifellii, Albanerpeton galaktion, Albanerpeton gracilis, Albanerpeton nexuosus, Albanerpeton pannonicum

Type specimen: MNHN LGA 176, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is La-Grive-Saint-Alban, which is in a MN 5/MN 7 + 8 fissure fill horizon in France.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Miocene of Austria (3 collections), the Czech Republic (1), France (3), Germany (13), Serbia and Montenegro (3)

• Oligocene of Germany (3), Turkey (1)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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