Descriptions of Extinct Batrachia and Reptilia from the Permian Formation of Texas

  title={Descriptions of Extinct Batrachia and Reptilia from the Permian Formation of Texas},
  author={Edward D. Cope},
  • E. Cope
  • Published 24 September 2018
  • Biology

Faunal Overview of the Mud Hill Locality from the Early Permian Vale Formation of Taylor County, Texas

Abstract. The Texas red beds represent one of the richest series of early Permian deposits in the world. In particular, the Clear Fork Group has produced a diverse assemblage of temnospondyls, early

Palaeoecology and taphonomy of the Early Permian cave system near Richards Spur, Oklahoma, and its parareptilian fauna

The Early Permian Richards Spur locality, located at the Dolese Brothers limestone quarry in Oklahoma, USA, is one of the most unique and important terrestrial tetrapod faunas of the Palaeozoic. As

The dissorophoid temnospondyl Parioxys ferricolus from the early Permian (Cisuralian) of Texas

Reexamination of the original material and preparation of a previously undescribed specimen shed some light on the ontogeny and reveal numerous eucacopine features in Parioxys ferricolus.

Updating studies of past life and ancient ecologies using defossilized organismal proxies

The fossil record represents the world’s largest historical dataset of biodiversity. However, the biomechanical and ecological potential of this dataset has been restricted by various unique barriers

Reconstruction of the skull and description of new anatomical features of Diadectes absitus (Diadectidae, Diadectomorpha) from the early Permian of central Germany

A reconstruction of the skull of Diadectes (Diadectomorpha) based on several specimens of a single species DiadECTes absitus from the early Permian of central Germany is presented, and inaccuracies in previous cranial reconstructions of the genus are rectified.

Skull Sutures and Cranial Mechanics in the Permian Reptile Captorhinus aguti and the Evolution of the Temporal Region in Early Amniotes

The sutures in the dermatocranium of the Permian reptile Captorhinus aguti are described in detail to illustrate bone integrity in an early non-fenestrated amniote skull and it is argued that these “weak” areas are prone for the development of temporal openings and may be treated as the possible precursors for infratemporal and supratemporal fenestrae in early amniotes.

Cranial anatomy and systematics of Dendrerpeton cf. helogenes (Tetrapoda, Temnospondyli) from the Pennsylvanian of Joggins, revisited through micro‐CT scanning

The Joggins Fossil Cliffs constitute an upper Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian) locality in Nova Scotia (Canada). This site, known for the rich record of fossils preserved in the palaeoenvironment in


  • The Evolutionary Biology of Extinct and Extant Organisms
  • 2021

Multiple Tooth-Rowed Parareptile From the Early Permian of Oklahoma

The Dolese Limestone Quarry near Richards Spur, Oklahoma includes an elaborate system of caves which have been infilled with early Permian fossil rich sediments. In operation for more than a century,