Paläontologische Zeitschrift

, Volume 70, Issue 3–4, pp 555–565 | Cite as

A new amphibamid (Amphibia: Temnospondyli) from the Late Pennsylvanian (Middle Stephanian) of central New Mexico, USA

  • Adrian P. Hunt
  • Spencer G. Lucas
  • David S. Berman


A new amphibamid,Milneria huberi, is described from the Pine Shadow Member of the Wild Cow Formation (Late Pennsylvanian: middle Virgilian: middle Stephanian) at the Kinney Brick Company quarry, Manzanita Mountains, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA.M. huberi is distinguished from other members of the family by deep embayments of the occipital borders of the skull so that the midline portion of the postparietals projects posteriorly beyond the rest of the skull table and the post-parietals have a midline length greater than half that of the parietals.


Ventral View Pennsylvanian Neural Arch Skull Roof Principal Block 
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Ein neuer Amphibamide,Milneria huberi, aus dem Pine Shadow Member der Wild Cow Formation (Oberes Oberkarbon: Mittel-Virgilian: Mittel-Stefan), Steinbruch der Kinney Brick Company, Manzanita Mountains, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA wird beschrieben.M. huberi unterscheidet sich von anderen Taxa der Familie durch tiefe Einbuchtungen der Hinterhauptsbegrenzung des Schädels. Dadurch reicht der zentrale Teil der Postparietalia nach posterior über den Rest des Schädeldaches hinaus. Die Postparietalia sind mehr als halb so lang wie die Parietalia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian P. Hunt
    • 1
  • Spencer G. Lucas
    • 2
  • David S. Berman
    • 3
  1. 1.Mesalands Dinosaur MuseumMesa Technical CollegeTucumcariUSA
  2. 2.New Mexico Museum of Natural History and ScienceAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryPittsburghUSA

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