- Nigerpeton ricqlesi
- Sidor, O'Keefe, Damiani, Steyer, Smith, Larsson, Sereno, Ide and Maga, 2005
- Meaning of generic name
- Niger, for the country, and herpeton (Greek), meaning crawler
- Meaning of specific name
- ricqlesi, named for Armand de Ricqlès
- Skull length: 60 cm, Length: .
- Holotype (MNN MOR69): partial skull and associated atlas vertebrae.
Referred materials: MNN MOR70 (skull); MNN MOR83 (three isolated sacral neural arches with associated ribs); MNN MOR82 (partial femur).
- Age and Distribution
- Horizon: Moradi Formation (Izégouandane Group, Izégouandane Basin), Upper Permian (Wuchiapingian).
Locality: 20 km west of Arlit, north-central Niger.
- Temnospondyli Edopoidea
- Further Reading
- Sidor, C. A., F. R. O’Keefe, R. Damiani, J.-S. Steyer, R. M. H. Smith, H. C. E. Larsson, P. C. Sereno, O. Ide, and A. Maga. 2005. Permian tetrapods from the Sahara show climate-controlled endemism in Pangaea. Nature 434:886–889.
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Nigerpeton is a large Temnospondyl and is the last surviving representative of a group that flourished during the Late carboniferous, the Edopoids.