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Lydekkerina huxleyi Lydekker 1889 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli

PaleoDB taxon number: 255237

Alternative combination: Bothriceps huxleyi

Synonyms: Broomulus dutoiti Broom 1930 (no. 266411), Limnoiketes paludinatans Parrington 1948 (no. 266408), Lydekkerina dutoiti Broom 1930 (no. 266410), Putterillia platyceps Broom 1930 (no. 266409)

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1889. Note on the occurrence of a species of Bothriceps in the Karroo system of South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 6 4:475-476

Belongs to Lydekkerina according to A. M. Jeannot et al. 2006

Sister taxon: Lydekkerina kitchingi

Type specimens:

  • Lydekkerina huxleyi: BMNH R.507, a skull
  • Limnoiketes paludinatans: UMZC T.214, a skull (Complete skull with mandibles and shoulder girdle). Its type locality is Harrismith Commonage, which is in an Induan/Olenekian terrestrial horizon in the Normandien Formation of South Africa.
  • Lydekkerina dutoiti: MGM 4285, a partial skeleton (Skull associated with lower jaw and anterior part of vertebral column). Its type locality is Harrismith Commonage, which is in an Induan/Olenekian terrestrial horizon in the Normandien Formation of South Africa.
  • Putterillia platyceps: TM 168, a skull. Its type locality is Harrismith Commonage, which is in an Induan/Olenekian terrestrial horizon in the Normandien Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore