Opisthotriton kayi Auffenberg 1961 (salamander)

Amphibia - Proteida - Batrachosauroididae

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

Belongs to Opisthotriton according to R. Estes 1976

See also Auffenberg 1961, Bryant 1989, Estes 1964, Estes 1981, Peng et al. 2001 and Sullivan 1991

Sister taxon: Opisthotriton gidleyi

Type specimen: Carnegie Museum No6468, a set of vertebrae (middle trunk vertebra).

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Paleocene of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (14: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (54: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (38: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 110 collections each including a single occurrence

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