Opisthotriton Auffenberg 1961 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Proteida - Batrachosauroididae

Full reference: W. Auffenberg. 1961. A new genus of fossil salamander from North America. American Midland Naturalist 66(2):456-465

Parent taxon: Batrachosauroididae according to D. G. DeMar 2013

See also Auffenberg 1961, Bryant 1989, Carroll 1988, Estes 1964, Estes 1969, Estes 1976, Estes and Berberian 1970, Naylor 1979, Peng et al. 2001 and Sullivan 1991

Sister taxa: Batrachosauroides, Palaeoproteus, Parrisia, Peratosauroides, Prodesmodon

Subtaxa: Opisthotriton gidleyi Opisthotriton kayi

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Type: Opisthotriton kayi

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

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

• Cretaceous of Canada (61: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (47: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 131 collections including 133 occurrences

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