A lower Carboniferous (Visean) tetrapod trackway represents the earliest record of an edopoid amphibian from the UK

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A lower Carboniferous (Visean) tetrapod trackway represents the earliest record of an edopoid amphibian from the UK. / Bird, Hannah; Milner, Angela; Shillito, Anthony; Butler, Richard.

In: Geological Society. Journal, 12.12.2019.

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title = "A lower Carboniferous (Visean) tetrapod trackway represents the earliest record of an edopoid amphibian from the UK",
abstract = "The ichnological fossil record has previously provided key evidence for the diversification of land vertebrates (tetrapods) during the Carboniferous Period, following the invasion of the land. Within the United Kingdom, tetrapod ichnofossils from the late Carboniferous of the English Midlands are well documented, but few such fossils are known from earlier in the period. We present a rare ichnological insight into early Carboniferous tetrapod diversification in the United Kingdom based on a Visean-aged specimen collected from an an interdistributary trough palaeoenvironment at Hardraw Scar, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. This specimen represents the stratigraphically oldest known tetrapod trackway from the UK. We refer this specimen to Palaeosauropus sp., providing the earliest known occurrence of an edopoid temnospondyl. Supplementing the sparse record of contemporary body fossils from the early Carboniferous, this provides further insights into the diversification of temnospondyl amphibians across Euramerica.",
author = "Hannah Bird and Angela Milner and Anthony Shillito and Richard Butler",
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day = "12",
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