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Uberabatrachus carvalhoi

Salientia - Ceratophryidae

Taxonomy
Uberabatrachus carvalhoi was named by Báez et al. (2012). Its type specimen is CPPLIP 1115, a partial skeleton (Partial skeleton lacking the forelimbs and most of the hind limbs, exposed mainly in ventral view), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Sierra do Veadinho, Uberaba, which is in a Maastrichtian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/siltstone in the Marília Formation of Brazil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Uberabatrachus carvalhoi Báez et al. p. 1143
2014Uberabatrachus carvalhoi Evans et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Lissamphibia()
Batrachia(Macartney 1802)
orderSalientia
orderAnura()
Neobatrachia(Reig 1958)
familyCeratophryidae
genusUberabatrachus
speciescarvalhoi

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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. M. Báez et al. 2012Neobatrachian frog that differs from all other extinct and extant taxa in having the following combination of characters: dermal skull bones lacking ornamentation, frontoparietals partially fused to one another, bearing narrow supraorbital flanges along the anterior orbital length, and not fused to the well-ossified sphenethmoid but par- tially fused to the prootics; prootic bearing high epiotic eminence and wide, distally expanded crista parotica; squamosal with wide zygomatic ramus that contacts maxilla; palatine present; pterygoid with flattened anterior ramus bearing a distinct dorsally directed process that probably contacted the squamosal and robust medial ramus broadly articulated with the parasphenoid ala; occipital condyles narrowly separated from one another and not stalked; axial skeleton consisting of eight discrete, procoelous presacral vertebrae, sacrum, and urostyle; transverse processes of presacrals, except atlas, similarly mediolaterally developed and nearly as transversely wide as the width of the sacral diapophyses; round and narrow sacral diapophyses; and anterior portion of iliac shafts lacking well-developed dorsal crest.