Data for: First African record of micromelerpetid amphibians (Temnospondyli, Dissorophoidea)

Published: 26 Aug 2019 | Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2j3d5xh6cp.1
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Fig. 1. Geographic and geologic setting of the late Pennsylvanian (Stephanian A/B, Kasimovian) Souss basin with the Ida Ou Ziki and Ida Ou Zal sub-basins in the south-central Morocco.

Fig. 2A. Stratigraphic subdivision and generalised sedimentology of the Stephanian strata in the Ida Ou Zal sub-basins of the Souss Basin.
Fig. 2B. Outcrop at locality CDUE-83-AG XXV, the type-locality of the micromelerpetid Branchierpeton saberi sp. nov.

Fig. 3. The micromelerpetid Branchierpeton saberi sp. nov., with reconstructed skulls (A-C) and important postcranial bones (D-H). A: dorsal view in early larval stage; B: dorsal view in late larval stage; C: palatal view in late larval stage; D-E: interclavicle and fore limb in late larval stage; F-H: fore limb, hind limb, and ilium in early larval stage. Abbreviations—bp, basal plate of parasphenoid; ec, ectopterygoid; f, frontal; fem, femur; hum, humerus; icl, interclavicle; il, ilium; j, jugal; l, lacrimal; m, maxilla; n, nasal; p, parietal; pc, cultriform process of parasphenoid; pl, palatine; pm, premaxilla; po, postorbital; pp, postparietal; prf, prefrontal; pt, pterygoid; ptf, postfrontal; qj, quadratojugal; ra, radius; sq, squamosal; st, supratemporal; t, tabular; ul, ulna; v, vomer. Sl, midline skull length.

Fig. 4. The holotype of Branchierpeton saberi sp. nov. in ventral view, late larval stage with a skull length of 15.5 mm; part (CDUE 801a; A, C) and counterpart (CDUE 801b; B). Abbreviations— bp, basal plate of parasphenoid; brp, branchial platelets; cb1, 2, ceratobranchials 1, 2; ch, choane; chy, ceratohyal; cl, clavicle; cth, cleithrum; d/ls, dorsal or lateral scales; ec, ectopterygoid; f, frontal; hbI, hyobranchial I; hum, humerus; icl, interclavicle; j, jugal; l, lacrimal; m, maxilla; n, nasal; na, neural arch; p, parietal; pc, cultriform process of parasphenoid; pl, palatine; pm, premaxilla; po, postorbital; po, postorbital; pp, postparietal; prf, prefrontal; pt, pterygoid; ptf, postfrontal; qj, quadratojugal; r, rib; ra, radius; sc, scapulocoracoid; scl, sclerotic ring elements; sq, squamosal; st, supratemporal; t, tabular; v, vomer; vs, ventral scales.

Fig. 5. The skeleton of Branchierpeton saberi sp. nov. in early larval stage with a skull length about 6 mm (paratype, CDUE 800; A-B). Abbreviations—cl, clavicle; ec, ectopterygoid; f, frontal; fem, femur; hum, humerus; il, ilium; l, m, maxilla; na, neural arch; p, parietal; pl, palatine; pm, premaxilla; po, postorbital; r, rib; sr, sacral rib; st, supratemporal; t, tabular; ti, tibia.

Fig. 6. Micromelerpetid skulls in comparison: A: Branchierpeton saberi sp. nov.; B: Branchierpeton saalense (after Werneburg, 1996); C: Micromelerpeton credneri (after Boy, 1995); Abbreviations—f, frontal; j, jugal; l, lacrimal; m, maxilla; n, nasal; p, parietal; pm, premaxilla; po, postorbital; pp, postparietal; prf, prefrontal; ptf, postfrontal; qj, quadratojugal; sq, squamosal; st, supratemporal; t, tabular. Sl, midline skull length.

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First African record of micromelerpetid amphibians (Temnospondyli, Dissorophoidea)

Published in: Journal of African Earth Sciences

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    2019-08-26

    Published: 2019-08-26

    DOI: 10.17632/2j3d5xh6cp.1

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    Werneburg, Ralf (2019), “Data for: First African record of micromelerpetid amphibians (Temnospondyli, Dissorophoidea)”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/2j3d5xh6cp.1

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