Labyrinthodont amphibians from Antarctica. American Museum novitates ; no. 2552

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dc.contributor.author Colbert, Edwin Harris, 1905- en_US
dc.contributor.author Cosgriff, John William. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:36:54Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:36:54Z
dc.date.issued 1974 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2750
dc.description 30 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-30). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Labyrinthodont amphibians from the Lower Triassic Fremouw Formation of Antarctica are described. These consist of a fragment of a lower jaw collected at Graphite Peak in the Transantarctic Mountains in December, 1967, and various fossils from Coalsack Bluff (west of the Beardmore Glacier and some 140 km., or about 88 miles, northwest of Graphite Peak) during the austral summer of 1969-1970 and from near the junction of the McGregor and Shackleton Glaciers (about 100 km., or about 60 miles, more or less, to the east and a little south of Graphite Peak) during the austral summer of 1970-1971. Two new genera and species are described. Austrobrachyops jenseni is a brachyopid showing resemblances to Batrachosuchus from the Lower Triassic of South Africa and to Hadrokkosaurus from the Middle Triassic of North America. Cryobatrachus kitchingi is a lydekkerinid related to Lydekkerina and Limnoiketes from the Lower Triassic of South Africa. In addition an isolated tabular bone from Coalsack Bluff represents a temnospondyl amphibian of possible capitosaurid or benthosuchid relationships. These fossils supplement the evidence of reptiles collected from the Fremouw Formation, to indicate a probable ligation between Antarctica and South Africa and paleozoogeographic relationships between Antarctica and other parts of Gondwanaland and even of Laurasia"--P. 3. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2552 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Austrobrachyops jenseni. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cryobatrachus kitchingi. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Labyrinthodontia -- Antarctica. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphibians, Fossil -- Antarctica. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Triassic -- Antarctica. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Antarctica. en_US
dc.title Labyrinthodont amphibians from Antarctica. American Museum novitates ; no. 2552 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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