Celtedens

Name: Celtedens ‭(‬Celtes teeth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Kel-te-dens.
Named By: G.‭ ‬McGowan‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Evans -‭ ‬1995.
Synonyms: Albanerpeton megacephalus,‭ ‬Heteroclitotriton megacephalus,‭ ‬Triton megacephalus,‭ ‬Triturus megacephalus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Allocaudata,‭ ‬Albanerpetontidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬megacephalus‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬ibericus.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Around‭ ‬4.5‭ ‬centimetres long for C.‭ ‬megacephalus,‭ ‬9‭ ‬centimetres long for C.‭ ‬ibericus.
Known locations: England‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lulworth Formation,‭ ‬Worbarrow Tout Member.‭ ‬Portugal‭ ‬-‭ ‬Alcobaça Formation.‭ ‬Spain‭ ‬-‭ ‬Castellar Formation,‭ ‬El Castellar Formation,‭ ‬La Huérguina Formation.‭ ‬Sweden‭ ‬-‭ ‬Annero Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic through to the Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Many individuals,‭ ‬at least one of which shows soft‭ ‬tissue impressions.

       Celtedens is a genus of small albanerpetontid amphibian that lived in Europe during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Though the full known age range of the genus extends from the‭ ‬Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic to‭ ‬the Albian of the Cretaceous,‭ ‬most fossils are known from early Cretaceous rocks of the Berriasian and Barremian stages.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Albanerpetontid amphibians from the Cretaceous of Spain.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nature‭ ‬373:143-145‭ ‬-‭ ‬G.‭ ‬McGowan‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Evans.‭ ‬1995.
-‭ ‬New albanerpetontid amphibians from the Early Cretaceous of Morocco and Middle Jurassic of England‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬48‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬301‭–‬319.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Gardner,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Evans‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Sigogneau-Russel‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.



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