Celtedens megacephalus Costa 1864 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae

Alternative combinations: Albanerpeton megacephalus, Triton megacephalus

Full reference: O. G. Costa. 1864. Paleontologia del Regno di Napoli. Parte III [Paleontology of the Kingdom of Naples. Part III]. Atti dell'Accademia Pontaniana 8:1-192

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

See also Barbera and Macuglia 1988, Barbera and Macuglia 1991, Costa 1864, Estes 1981, Evans and McGowan 2002, Gardner 2000, Gardner and Böhme 2008, McGowan 2002, McGowan and Ensom 1997 and McGowan and Evans 1995

Sister taxon: Celtedens ibericus

Type specimen: M 542, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Civita di Pietraroja (upper plattenkalk), which is in an Albian basinal (carbonate) mudstone/wackestone in Italy.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Cretaceous of Italy (1 collection), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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