Name: Anconastes ‭(‬mountain dweller‭)‬.
Phonetic: An-co-nas-teez.
Named By: David S Berman,‭ ‬Robert R.‭ ‬Reisz‭ & ‬David A.‭ ‬Eberth -‭ ‬1987.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,‭ ‬Trematopidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬vesperus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/insectivore/piscivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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