Beiyanerpeton jianpingensis

TaxonavigationEdit

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Urodela
Subordo: Salamandroidea
Genus: †Beiyanerpeton
Species: Beiyanerpeton jianpingensis

NameEdit

Beiyanerpeton jianpingensis Gao & Shubin, 2012

Holotype: Peking University Paleontological Collection (PKUP) V0601, a nearly complete skeleton exposed in ventral view.
Type locality: Guancaishan, near Jianping, Liaoning Province, China; Upper Jurassic Tiaojishan (Lanqi) Formation.
Etymology: Beiyan (ancient place name, meaning Northern Yan State) + herpeton (Greek: creeping animal); Jianping, county town nearby the type locality.

ReferencesEdit

  • Ke-Qin Gao & Neil H. Shubin 2012: Late Jurassic salamandroid from western Liaoning, China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (advance online publication). 109(15): 5767–5772. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1009828109.