Brachydectes newberryi Cope 1868 (salamander)

Osteichthyes - Caudata - Urodela

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia of North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1868:208-221

Belongs to Brachydectes according to E. D. Cope 1869

See also Hay 1902 and Ruta et al. 2003

Sister taxon: Brachydectes elongatus

Type specimen: AMNH 6941 (designated by Hook (1983), a partial skull. Its type locality is Linton, which is in a Westphalian D mire/swamp coal in Ohio.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (1: Nebraska collection)

• Virgilian of United States (1: West Virginia)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Illinois, Ohio)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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