Piceoerpeton willwoodense Meszoely 1967 (salamander)

Amphibia - Caudata - Urodela

Alternative combination: Piceoerpeton willwoodensis

Full reference: C. A. M. Meszoely. 1967. A new cryptobranchid salamander from the Early Eocene of Wyoming. Copeia 1967(2):346-349

Belongs to Piceoerpeton according to J. D. Gardner 2012

See also Estes 1981, Meszoely 1967 and Naylor and Krause 1981

Sister taxon: Piceoerpeton naylori

Type specimen: YPM (PU) 18021, a set of vertebrae (trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Piceoerpeton willwoodense type locality, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Eocene of Canada (1: Northwest Territories collection), United States (1: Wyoming)

• Clarkforkian of United States (3: Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (6: Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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