Named By: David S Berman, Robert R. Reisz & David A. Eberth - 1987.
Classification: Chordata, Amphibia, Temnospondyli, Trematopidae.
Species: A. vesperus (type).
Size: Skull 9 centimetres long. Total length estimated at 50 centimetres long.
Known locations: USA, New Mexico - Cutler Formation.
Time period: Gzhelian of the Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial remains.
Anconastes was a realtively small temnospondyl amphibian, and although the name means ‘mountain dweller’, Anconastes probably didn’t stray too far from the swamps and water systems of Carboniferous North America.
- A new genus and species of trematopid amphibian from the Late Pennsylvanian of north-central New Mexico, David S Berman, Robert R. Reisz & David A. Eberth, 1987.