Scapherpeton Cope 1876 (salamander)

Osteichthyes - Caudata - Urodela

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1876. On some extinct reptiles and Batrachia from the Judith River and Fox Hills Beds of Montana. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 28:340-359

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

See also Auffenberg and Goin 1959, Bryant 1989, Carroll 1988, Cope 1876, Estes 1964, Estes 1969, Estes 1976, Estes and Berberian 1970, Gardner 2012, Naylor and Krause 1981, Peng et al. 2001 and Sullivan 1991

Sister taxa: Eoscapherpetontinae, Lisserpeton, Piceoerpeton

Subtaxa: Scapherpeton tectum

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Type: Scapherpeton tectum

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Paleocene of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (12: Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (69: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (77: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 162 collections including 163 occurrences

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