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Paleocene amphibians from Cernay, France. American Museum novitates ; no. 2295

Show simple item record Estes, Richard. en_US Hecht, Max K., 1925- en_US Hoffstetter, Robert. en_US 2005-10-06T16:49:20Z 2005-10-06T16:49:20Z 1967 en_US
dc.description 25 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-25). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The late Paleocene (Thanetian) salamanders from Cernay, France, include Palaeoproteus gallicus, new species, Koaliella sp., and cf. Salamandra sp. Palaeoproteus has been known formerly only from the middle Eocene Braunkohle near Geiseltal, Germany. Evidence indicates that this elongated perennibranch is perhaps a member of the Salamandridae; it is not related to Necturus or Proteus. Koaliella is known also from the late Paleocene Walbeck deposits of Germany and resembles Neurergus and Tylototriton among modern salamandrids. Cf. Salamandra is known from only a few specimens but most closely resembles the modern genus. The frogs from Cernay include a discoglossid and unidentified neobatrachians. The discoglossid resembles Barbourula and indicates an extension back to the late Paleocene for this particular group of discoglossids in Europe. Comparison of the Cernay and late Cretaceous Lance Formation lower vertebrates indicates a similar subtropical flood-plain setting near marine waters for both localities"--P. 23. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2295 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2295, 1967 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphibians, Fossil -- France -- Cernay-la-Ville. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Paleocene -- France -- Cernay-la-Ville. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- France -- Cernay-la-Ville. en_US
dc.title Paleocene amphibians from Cernay, France. American Museum novitates ; no. 2295 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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