An early cretaceous labyrinthodont

A. A. Warren, L. Kool, M. Cleeland, T. H. Rich, P. Vickers Rich

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Abstract

A crescentic intercentrum and isolated skull bone have been recovered from Early Cretaceous rift valley sediments of the Gippsland Basin, southeastern Victoria. The intercentrum, which is unquestionably from a temnospondyl labyrinthodont, and an ornamented cranial bone confirm the earlier identification of a mandible from a nearby locality as labyrinthodont. These remains are the youngest known of the amphibian Subclass Labyrinthodontia, and the first recorded Cretaceous labyrinthodonts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalAlcheringa
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Cretaceous
  • Labyrinthodont
  • Polar tetrapods
  • Relict distributions

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