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Albanerpeton galaktion

Amphibia - Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae

Taxonomy
Albanerpeton galaktion was named by Fox and Naylor (1982). Its type specimen is UA 16203, a partial skull (pleft premaxilla), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Verdigris Coulee (UA-MR-6), which is in a Santonian terrestrial sandstone/shale in the Milk River Formation of Canada.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Albanerpeton galaktion Fox and Naylor p. 121 figs. 1-3
1999Albanerpeton galaktion Gardner p. 531
2000Albanerpeton galaktion Gardner p. 66
2003Albanerpeton galaktion Gardner et al. p. 315
2005Albanerpeton galaktion Venczel and Gardner
2008Albanerpeton galaktion Gardner and Böhme p. 179

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
RankNameAuthor
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
classAmphibia
orderTemnospondyli()
Lissamphibia()
familyAlbanerpetontidae
genusAlbanerpeton
speciesgalaktion

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Albanerpeton galaktion Fox and Naylor 1982
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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. C. Fox and B. G. Naylor 1982Differs from A. inexpectatum in smooth anterior surface with scattered shallow pits; from A. arthridion in shorter medial ridge on pars facialis and distinct indentation for prefrontal; and from both in deep, large pit behind pars facialis and above pars palatina, and in enlarged teeth in anterior of dentary and maxillary.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: brackish, freshwater, terrestrialuc
Locomotion: actively mobilesubo
Life habit: amphibioussubo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Dispersal: waterc
Created: 2009-07-20 21:44:54
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:44:54
Source: subo = suborder, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Uhen 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Santonian to the top of the Lancian or 85.80000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (18 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Santonian85.8 - 83.5Canada (Alberta) Albanerpeton galaktion (14422 14423 type locality: 14425 14426 14427 14428 146190)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Texas) Albanerpeton galaktion (200385)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) Albanerpeton galaktion (45674 45893)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Utah) Albanerpeton galaktion (14466)
Middle Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) Albanerpeton galaktion (45566 45567 47794)
Middle Campanian - Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Texas) Albanerpeton galaktion (212186)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Montana) Albanerpeton galaktion (144499 144502)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Albanerpeton galaktion (14514)