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Piceoerpeton willwoodense

Amphibia - Temnospondyli - Urodela

Taxonomy
Piceoerpeton willwoodensis was named by Meszoely (1967). Its type specimen is YPM (PU) 18021, a set of vertebrae (trunk vertebra), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Piceoerpeton willwoodense type locality, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming. It is the type species of Piceoerpeton.

It was corrected as Piceoerpeton willwoodense by Naylor and Krause (1981), Estes (1981) and Gardner (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Piceoerpeton willwoodensis Meszoely p. 346
1981Piceoerpeton willwoodense Estes
1981Piceoerpeton willwoodense Naylor and Krause p. 508
2012Piceoerpeton willwoodense Gardner

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda
classAmphibia
orderTemnospondyli()
Lissamphibia()
Batrachia(Macartney 1802)
Caudata(Scopoli 1777)
familyUrodela()
suborderAmbystomatoidea
familyScapherpetontidae()
genusPiceoerpeton
specieswillwoodense()

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.

Piceoerpeton willwoodense Meszoely 1967
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: freshwaterg
Locomotion: actively mobilesubo
Life habit: aquaticg
Diet: carnivoresubo
Dispersal: waterc
Created: 2005-09-14 13:37:28
Modified: 2005-09-14 15:37:28
Source: g = genus, subo = suborder, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Uhen 2004, Bryant 1989, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Tiffanian to the top of the Clarkforkian or 61.70000 to 54.90000 Ma

Collections (13 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ti461.7 - 56.8Canada (Saskatchewan) Piceoerpeton willwoodense (14978)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (Montana) Piceoerpeton willwoodense (14955 15048)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (North Dakota) Piceoerpeton willwoodense (14931 15000)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (Wyoming) Piceoerpeton willwoodense (15017 85096)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8Canada (Alberta) Piceoerpeton willwoodense (14934)
Clarkforkian56.2 - 54.9USA (Wyoming) Piceoerpeton willwoodense (15028 15082 15176)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Piceoerpeton willwoodensis (type locality: 75868)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3Canada (Northwest Territories) Piceoerpeton willwoodense (15583)