Albanerpeton nexuosus Estes 1981 (tetrapod)

Amphibia - Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae

Ref 42765 (Estes 1981) credits another Estes 1981 (National Geographic Research Report vol. 14) as the source of the name, but that report was not published until 1982. This reference contains the holotype indications and figures, both of which are lacking in the report, and so should be the proper naming reference for this taxon.

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Alternative combination: Albanerpeton nexuosum

Full reference: R. Estes. 1981. Handbuch der Paläoherpetologie/Encyclopedia of Paleoherpetology. Part 2. Gymnophiona, Caudata. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart xv-115

Belongs to Albanerpeton according to M. Venczel and J. D. Gardner 2005

See also Bryant 1989, Estes 1981, Gardner 1999, Gardner 2000, Gardner 2000, Gardner and Böhme 2008 and Gardner et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Albanerpeton arthridion, Albanerpeton cifellii, Albanerpeton galaktion, Albanerpeton gracilis, Albanerpeton inexpectatum, Albanerpeton pannonicum

Type specimen: UCMP 49547, a mandible (left dentary). Its type locality is Lull 2 Quarry (UCMP V-5620), which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial sandstone in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Cretaceous of Canada (9: Alberta collections), Spain (1), United States (18: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 28 collections including 29 occurrences

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