Anoualerpeton

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Anoualerpeton
Temporal range: 166–137 Ma
Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Allocaudata
Family: Albanerpetontidae
Genus: Anoualerpeton
Gardner et al., 2003
Species
  • A. unicus Gardner et al., 2003 (type)
  • A. priscus Gardner et al., 2003

Anoualerpeton is an extinct genus of lissamphibian in the family Albanerpetontidae. Fossils have been found of two different species in England and Morocco dating back to the Bathonian stage of the Middle Jurassic and the Berriasian stage of the Early Cretaceous, respectively.

It is thought to be the most basal genus of the Albanerpetontids, and in the case of the species A. unicus, the only albanerpetontid known to have existed in Gondwana.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner, J.D., Evans, S.E., and Sigogneau−Russell, D. (2003). New albanerpetontid amphibians from the Early Cretaceous of Morocco and Middle Jurassic of England. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 48(2): 301–319.