Genus: Melanerpeton FRITSCH, 1878
Etymology:

Species: pusillum FRITSCH, 1878
Etymology:
= Apateon pusillus (FRITSCH, 1878)
= Branchiosaurus pusillus (FRITSCH, 1878)

Holotype: CGH

Locality: Olivetin, near Broumov, Czech Republic.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Pennsylvanian.

Material: 5 small skulls and skeletons.

Referred material:

= Branchiosaurus ?pusillus WERNEBURG, 1983

Locality: Thuringer Forest, Germany.

Horizon: Oberhofer Schichten.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Rotliegendes Epoch, Early Permian.

Material:

FG 299/2/59a: Fragmentary skeleton.

FG 299/2/36a: Fragmentary skull and anterior part of skeleton..


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Species: gracile (CREDNER, 1881) WERNEBERG, 1989
Etymology:
= Branchiosaurus gracilis CREDNER, 1881

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Species: gracile gracile (CREDNER, 1881)
Etymology:
= Apateon gracilis BOY, 1987

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SCHOCH, 2002

Locality: Not given.

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MB 55, 364, 370, 376, 398, 399, 402-407, 412, 413, 945:


WERNBERG, 2003

Locality: Buxieres-les-Mines, Massif Central, Bourbon l’Archambault Basin, Allier Department, France.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Autunian, Lower Rotliegendes Epoch, Early Permian.

Matrial:

BX 08.08.96/1: Skull and anterior portion of skeleton.

BX 08.08.96/3: Skull and fragmentary anterior portion of skeleton.

BX 18.07.00/3: Fragmentary specimen.

 

WITZMANN, 2009

Locality: Niederhaslich, near Dresden, Dohlen Basin, Saschen (Saxony) State, Germany.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Asselian Stage, Early Rotligendes Epoch, Early Permian.

Material:

MMG SaP 717.2: Fragmentary skull and skeleton.

Note: A smaller specimen found in its digestive tract suggesting canaibalism.


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Species: humbergense (BOY, 1978) WERNEBURG, 1988
Etymology:
= Branchiosaurus humbergensis BOY, 1978
= Leptorophus humbergensis (BOY, 1978) BOY, 1978

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WERNEBURG, 2020

Locality: Heinskopf near Jeckenbach, Saar-Nahe Basin, Rhineland-Pflaz State, Germany.

Horizon: Meisenheim Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: LO-9, Rotliegend, EArly Permian.

Material:

NHMMZ-PW 2020/10: Anterior skull and skeleton in ventral view (impression in dorsal view).

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Species: gracile thuringense WERNEBERG, 1988
Etymology:
= Brachiosaurus? pusillus WERNEBERG, 1983
= Apateon aff. pusillus sp. BOY, 1987

Holotype: FG 321/7/5a

Locality: Mosewegswiese near Tambach-Diethraz, Thuringen Wald, Thuringia State, Germany.

Horizon: Upper Protriton Horizon, Ob. Oberhofer Schichten.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Lower Rotliegendes Epoch, Early Permian.

Material: Skull and skeleton.

Paratype: FG 321/7/6, MNG 3253: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeletons.

Referred material:

FG 321/7/10a, 321/7/13b, 321/7/11q, 321/7/1a, 321/7/9a, 321/7/2a, 321/7/11l, 321/7/11d, 321/7/711i, 321/7/1b, 321/7/3: Fragmentary skulls and skeletons.

 

Locality: Grunde, Thuringer Waldes, Thuringia State, Germany.

Biostratigraphy: Oberhof beds.

Age: Lower Rotliegendes Epoch, Early Permian.

Material:

FG 299/2/23, 321/1/104, 299/2/59, 321/1/117a, 321/1/99, 321/1/97, 321/1/114, 299/2/43a2, 299/2/36: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.


Locality: Wintersbrunnen, Thuringer Waldes, Thuringia State, Germany.

Biostratigraphy: Oberhof beds.

Age: Lower Rotliegendes Epoch, Early Permian.

Material:

GMH ll, MNG 5802-A, B, FG 299/1/40, 299/1/28, 321/2/41, 299/1/3, 299/1/34: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.


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Species: arnhardti WERNEBURG, 1988
Etymology:

Holotype: SAS 195/43u. 44

Locality: Lochbrunnen near Oberhof, Thuringer Forest, Thuringia State, Germany.

Horizon: Lower Protriton-Horizon, Loaer Oberhofer Schichten.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Lower Rotliegendes Epoch, Early Permian.

Material: Skull.

Paratype: GMH-44a, SAS 195/36: Fragmentary skulls.

Referred material:

SAS 015/43, 44, 194/10, 194/`2, 194/21, 195/37a, MB. Am. 338, GMH-34B, 96, 29, 31, 41, 9, 139b, 71, 84, 147a, 44a, 149, 10, 14, 23, 139a, 152, 39, 37a, 86, 77, 151, 16, FG 321/5/4, 3, 2, MB Am. 432/1,418/2: Fragmenatry skulls and skeletons.


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Species: eisfeldi WERNEBURG, 1988
Etymology: In honor of C. Eisfield.

Holotype: MNG 2992-68

Locality: Gottlobsteinbruch, Thurgina Forest, Thuringia State, Germany.

Horizon: Gottlob-Horizon, O. Goldlauterer Schichten.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Early Permian.

Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.

Paratypes:

SSF-A 291, MNG 5331-99:

Referred material:

MNG 2995-25, 5331-99, MNG 5801-12, SAS 123/45+46, SD-V 65, MB.Am 51: Fragmentary specimens with scales.

WERNEBURG, RONCHI & SCHNEIDER, 2007

UM-38, UM 16, NHMS-WP 2165a/1, UM 432/1, NHMS-WP 2180, 2178/4, 2192/1: Skulls.

 

WERNEBURG, RONCHI & SCHNEIDER, 2005

Locality: Perdasdefogu Basin, Sardenga (Sardinia) Island, Italy.

Horizon: Rio su Luda Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Rotliegendes Epoch, Early Permian.

Material:

Numbers: Not given:

 

= Branchiosaurus brachyrhynchus WATSON, 1963 (as per WERNEBURG, RONCHI & SCHNEIDER, 2007)

Paratype: BMNHR5469

Locality: Gottlob, near Friedrichroda, Thuringia State, Germany.Horizon: Bodlauterer Schichten.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Rotliegendes Epoch, Early Permian.

Material: Fragmentary skull.

 


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Species: sembachense WERNEBERG, 1989
Etymology:

Holotype:

Locality: Wasseris in Sembachtal near Winterstein, Thuringer Forest, Thuringia State, Germany.

Horizon: Sembachtal horizon, Upper Manebachr Schichten.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Early Permian.

Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.