Prodesmodon copei Estes 1964 (salamander)

Osteichthyes - Proteida - Batrachosauroididae

Synonym: Cuttysarkus mcnallyi Estes 1964

Full reference: R. Estes. 1964. Fossil vertebrates from the Late Cretaceous Lance Formation, eastern Wyoming. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 49:1-187

Belongs to Prodesmodon according to B. G. Naylor 1979

See also Bryant 1989, Estes 1964, Estes 1981, Estes 1983 and Estes and Berberian 1970

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Prodesmodon copei: UCMP 55783, a set of vertebrae (dorsal vertebra). Its type locality is Lull 2 Quarry (UCMP V-5620), which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial sandstone in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.
  • Cuttysarkus mcnallyi: UCMP 49942, a mandible (complete 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: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (4: Colorado, Montana collections)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (21: Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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