Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Foss. Rec., 21, 159–169, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-21-159-2018
Foss. Rec., 21, 159–169, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-21-159-2018

Research article 27 Apr 2018

Research article | 27 Apr 2018

Osseous anomalies of the cryptobranchid Eoscapherpeton asiaticum (Amphibia: Caudata) from the Late Cretaceous of Uzbekistan

Pavel Skutschas et al.

Related subject area

Evolution and phylogeny
The life cycle in late Paleozoic eryopid temnospondyls: developmental variation, plasticity and phylogeny
Rainer R. Schoch
Foss. Rec., 24, 295–319, https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-295-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-295-2021, 2021
Short summary
A unique, large-sized stem Odonata (Insecta) found in the early Pennsylvanian of New Brunswick (Canada)
Olivier Béthoux, Rowan E. Norrad, Matthew R. Stimson, Olivia A. King, Luke F. Allen, Isabelle Deregnaucourt, Steven J. Hinds, Jake H. Lewis, and Jörg W. Schneider
Foss. Rec., 24, 207–221, https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-207-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-207-2021, 2021
Short summary
Sheltered preservation in Ordovician trilobites
Oldřich Fatka, Petr Budil, and Petr Kraft
Foss. Rec., 24, 193–205, https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-193-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-193-2021, 2021
Short summary
Determining the gait of Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene horses from fossilized trackways
Alan Vincelette
Foss. Rec., 24, 151–169, https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-151-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-151-2021, 2021
Short summary
Cretolixon – a remarkable new genus of rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea: Rhopalosomatidae) from chemically tested, mid-Cretaceous Burmese (Kachin) amber supports the monophyly of Rhopalosomatinae
Volker Lohrmann, Qi Zhang, Peter Michalik, Jeremy Blaschke, Patrick Müller, Laurent Jeanneau, and Vincent Perrichot
Foss. Rec., 23, 215–236, https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-23-215-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-23-215-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Burnham, D. A., Rothschild, B. M., Babiarz, J. P., and Martin, L. D.: Hemivertebrae as pathology and as a window to behavior in the fossil record, Palarch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 10, 1–6, 2013. 
García, R. A., Cerda, I. A., Heller, M., Rothschild, B. M., and Zurriaguz, V.: The first evidence of osteomyelitis in a sauropod dinosaur, Lethaia, 50, 227–236, https://doi.org/10.1111/let.12189, 2016 
Hanna, R. R.: Multiple injury and infection in a sub adult theropod dinosaur Allosaurus fragilis with comparisons to allosaur pathology in Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry Collection, J. Vertebr. Paleontol., 22, 76–90, https://doi.org/10.1671/0272-4634(2002)022[0076:MIAIIA]2.0.CO;2, 2002. 
Hiler, W. R., Wheeler B. A., and Trauth, S. E.: Abnormalities in the Ozark Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) in Arkansas: A Comparison between Two Rivers with a Historical Perspective, Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 59, 88–94, 2005. 
Download
Short summary
Paleopathologies among fossil members of modern groups of amphibians are poorly documented. We describe pathologies of the fossil salamander Eoscapherpeton asiaticum from the Late Cretaceous of Uzbekistan. These pathologies can result from trauma, infection from trauma and congenital disorders. The occurrence of several traumatic femoral pathologies in Eoscapherpeton could result from intraspecific aggressive behavior. Bone pathologies are described for the first time in fossil salamanders.