†family Batrachosauroididae Auffenberg 1958 (salamander)

Osteichthyes - Caudata - Batrachosauroididae

Alternative spelling: Batrachosauridae

Full reference: W. Auffenberg. 1958. A new family of Miocene salamanders from the Texas coastal plain. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences 21(2):169-176

Parent taxon: Proteida according to M. A. Shishkin 2000

See also Auffenberg 1958, Carroll 1988, Estes 1969, Estes and Berberian 1970, Naylor 1978, Naylor 1979, Peng et al. 2001, Skutschas and Gubin 2012, Sullivan 1991 and Weems and George 2001

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Batrachosauroides Opisthotriton Palaeoproteus Parrisia Peratosauroides Prodesmodon

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (7: California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Texas collections)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Eocene of Germany (1), United States (1: North Dakota)

• Paleocene of Canada (5: Alberta, Saskatchewan), France (3), United States (18: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (61: Alberta, Saskatchewan), France (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (61: Colorado, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 162 collections including 192 occurrences

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