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Encyclopedia of Paleoherpetology, Part 5A: Batrachosauria (Anthracosauria)

Flora / Fauna

Series: Handbook of Palaeoherpetology Volume: 5A

By: AL Panchen(Author)

84 pages, 20 b/w illustrations and b/w maps

Verlag Friedrich Pfeil

Paperback | Dec 1970 | #104477 | ISBN: 389937021X
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About this book

This is a systematic account of the anthracosaurs, a group of usually large Amphibia from the Carboniferous and lower Permian.


Contents

Introduction 1
Acknowledgements 3
Historical Review 4
General Osteology – Skull 8
      Dermal Skull Roof 8
      Dermal Roofing Bones 10
      Origin of the Anthracosaur Dermal Roofing Pattern 12
      Occiput 14
      Parasphenoid and Braincase 14
      Palate 17
      Lower Jaw18
      Dentition 21
      Branchial Arch Skeleton 23
      Functional Morphology 24
Axial Skeleton 26
      Vertebrae 26
      Ribs 28
      Functional Morphology 30
Appendicular Skeleton and Armour 32
      Pectoral Girdle 32
      Fore Limb 34
      Pelvic Girdle 35
      Hind Limb 37
      Functional Morphology 40
      Scales 42
Systematic Review 43
      Suborder Anthracosauria SÄVE-SÖDERBERGH 1934 43
      Family Anthracosauridae COPE 1875 43
            Anthracosaurus HUXLEY 1863 43
            Eobaphetes MOODIE 1916 45
      Family Eogyrinidae WATSON 1929 45
            Pteroplax HANCOCK & ATTHBY 1868 48
            Pholiderpeton HUXLEY 1896 48
            Eogyrinus WATSON 1926 50
            Palaeoherpeton nov. 50
            Neopteroplax ROMER 1963 52
            Calligenethlon STEEN 1934 52
            Memonomenos STEEN 1938 53
            Diplovertebron FRITSCH 1879 53
            Nummulosaurus FRITSCH 1900 55
            Leptophractus COPE 1873 56
      Family Archeriidae KUHN 1965 56
            Archeria CASE 1915 58
            Cricotus COPE 1875 58
            Spondylerpeton MOODIE 1912 60
      Incertae Sedis and Not Anthracosaur 61
            Pholidogaster pisciformis HUXLEY 1862 61
            Crassigyrinus scoticus WATSON 1929 62
            Macromerium scoticum LYDEKKER 1890 63
            Papposaurus traquairi WATSON 1914 63
            Ichthyerpeton bradleyae HUXLEY 1867 63
            Discospondylus et al. HUXLEY 1867 64
            Eosaurus acadianus MARSH 1862 64
            Baphetes minor DAWSON 1870 64
            „The Pictou Girdle“ 65
            Ichthycanthus platypus COPE 1877 65
            Cricotillus brachydens CASE 1902 65
Mode of Life 66
Geological and Geographical Distribution 68
Origin and relationships 73
Literature Cited 78
Index of Genera and Higher Taxa 83


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