Conjunctio

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Conjunctio
Temporal range: 299–270Ma
Lower Permian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: "Amphibia" (wide sense)
Order: Temnospondyli
Family: Dissorophidae
Genus: Conjunctio
Carroll, 1964
Type species
Cunjunctio multidens
Carroll, 1964

Conjunctio is an extinct genus of dissorophid temnospondyl amphibian from the Early Permian of New Mexico. The type species, Cunjunctio multidens, was named by paleontologist Robert L. Carroll in 1964.[1]

The holotype specimen was found in 1911 in the Lower Permian Abo Formation in New Mexico. The fossil was discovered in Rio Arriba County at the west side of Peurco River opposite El Rito. It consists of the skull and post-cranial material including femora, humeri, scapulae, pelvis, a section of the vertebral column, and osteoderms.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bruner 1991: 5

References[edit]

  • Case, Ermine Cowles; Mehl, Maurice Goldsmith & Williston, Samuel Wendell (1913): Permo-carboniferous vertebrates from New Mexico. Download at Archive.org
  • Carroll, Robert L. (1964): Early evolution of the dissorophid amphibians. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 131(7): 161-250. (Description on p. 218-220)
  • Bruner, John Clay (1991): A catalogue of type specimens of fossil vertebrates in the Field Museum of Natural History : classes Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves, and Ichnites (1991). Download at Archive.org