Ophiderpeton swisshelmense Thayer 1985 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Aistopoda - Ophiderpetontidae

Carroll et al. (1998; Encyclopedia of Paleoherpetology 1) refers to this taxon as: "Ophiderpeton" swisshelmense, and lists it under: Ophiderpetontidae incertae sedis

Full reference: D. W. Thayer. 1985. New Pennsylvanian Lepospondyl Amphibians from the Swisshelm Mountains, Arizona. Journal of Paleontology 59(3):684-700

Belongs to Ophiderpeton according to D. W. Thayer 1985

See also Carroll et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Ophiderpeton amphiuminum, Ophiderpeton brownriggi, Ophiderpeton kirktonense

Type specimen: UALP 5167, a set of vertebrae (incomplete single dorsal vertebra ). Its type locality is Swisshelm Mts. amphibian site, which is in a Westphalian A/Westphalian B shallow subtidal limestone in the Black Prince Limestone Formation of Arizona.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Swisshelm Mts. amphibian site

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