Paläontologische Zeitschrift

, Volume 66, Issue 1–2, pp 147–157 | Cite as

The first occurrence of the aetosaurParatypothorax andressi (Reptilia, Aetosauria) in the western United States and its biochronological significance

  • Adrian P. Hunt
  • Spencer G. Lucas
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Abstract

A partial skeleton of the aetosaurParatypothorax andressi from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, is the first documentation of this species in North America.Paratypothorax is one of the few tetrapod taxa that occur in both the Keuper of Germany and the Chinle Group of the western United States, but it is of limited biochronological utility, because it occurs in strata that range in age from late Carnian to middle Norian.

Abbreviations

BM(NH)

British Museum (Natural History), London, now known as The Natural History Museum

PFNP

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde, Stuttgart

TTUP

Texas Tech University, Lubbock

UMMP

University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology, Ann Arbor

YPM

Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven

Kurzfassung

Ein unvollständiges Skelett des AetosauriersParatypothorax andressi aus dem Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, ist der erste Nachweis dieser Art in Nordamerika.Paratypothorax ist eine der wenigen Tetrapoden-Gattungen, die sowohl in Keuper-Schichten Deutschlands als auch in der Chinle Gruppe der westlichen USA auftreten.Paratypothorax hat jedoch geringen biochronologischen Wert, da die Gattung in Schichten wahrscheinlich vom späten Karn bis zum mittleren Nor vorkommt.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian P. Hunt
    • 1
  • Spencer G. Lucas
    • 1
  1. 1.New Mexico Museum of Natural HistoryAlbuquerqueUSA

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