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Baphetes kirkbyi Watson 1929 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Baphetoidea - Baphetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 229310

Synonym: Baphetes latirostris Watson 1929 [objective synonym] (taxon 335636)

Full reference: D. M. S. Watson. 1929. The Carboniferous Amphibia of Scotland. Palaeontologia Hungarica 1:223-252

Belongs to Baphetes according to Watson 1929

Sister taxa: Baphetes minor, Baphetes orientalis, Baphetes planiceps

Type specimens:

  • Baphetes kirkbyi: HMG 15.69, 15.70, and 15.71, a partial skull. Its type locality is Pirnie Colliery, which is in a Kashirian terrestrial horizon in the Parrot Coal Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Baphetes latirostris: GS 28316, a partial skull. Its type locality is Airdrie, Lanarkshire, which is in a Westphalian B/Westphalian C fluvial-deltaic coal in the Pennine Middle Coal Measures Formation of the United Kingdom.

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