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Environmental Science and Sustainability Faculty member Steven Jasinski and co-author Bryan Gee have published a FirstView article in the Journal of Paleontology.

The article, “Description of the metoposaurid Anachisma browni from the New Oxford formation of Pennsylvania,” has been published on the journal’s website and will appear in a physical issue of the journal later this year.

The paper details a Late Triassic temnospondyl amphibian from Pennsylvania. The following is from the paper’s abstract:

“Metoposaurids are a widespread and ubiquitous constituent of Late Triassic non-marine paleoenvironments. In North America, this group is practically the only large-bodied temnospondyl clade and is particularly well documented from the American southwest and south-central regions (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas). However, metoposaurids are poorly documented from eastern North America, with fragmentary, doubtfully diagnostic historical material such as “Dictyocephalus elegans” Leidy, 1856 and “Eupelor durus” Cope, 1866. The Zions View (early Norian?) locality in Pennsylvania preserves more-complete material, which previous workers noted as belonging to “Buettneria perfecta” Case, 1922 (=Anaschisma browni Branson, 1905).”

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