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RE: Details on Enigmosaurus




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From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
dbensen
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2000 4:54 PM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
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Subject: Re: Details on Enigmosaurus

This isn't stricktly a dinosaur, but I have come across Triadobatrachus, a
froglike creautre from the Triassic.  Does anyone know who discovered it,
where
it lived, the specific name, and its etymology?

Thanks
Dan
This is what I have.

ORDER: SALIENTIA LAURENTI, 1768

Family: Triadobatrachididae KUHN 1962

Genus: Triadobatrachus KUHN 1962
Etymology:
 = Protobatrachus PIVETEAU 1936 non GISTA- 1848, non PETERS 1878
Etymology:

Species: massinoti (PIVETEAU 1936)
Etymology:
= Protobatrachus massinoti PIVETEAU 1936
= Triadobatrachus triassicus KUHN 1938

Holotype: MNHN no MAE 126

Locality: Near Betsieka, a village in Northern Madagascar.

Horizon: Tyronitian, Olenekian, Early Triassic.

Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton in counterblocks.


Rage, J-C, and Rocek, Z. 1989. Redescription of Triadobatrachus massinoti
(PIVETEAU, 1936) an anuran amphibian from the Early Triassic.
Palaeontographica Abt. A. 206, lfg. 1-3: 1-16.