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DIAS, ELISEU V. and BARBERENA, MARIO C.. A Temnospondyl amphibian from the Rio do Rasto Formation, Upper Permian of southern Brazil. An. Acad. Bras. Ciênc. [online]. 2001, vol.73, n.1, pp. 135-143. ISSN 1678-2690. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0001-37652001000100011.
A partially preserved lower jaw constitutes the holotype of Bageherpeton longignathus n. g., n. sp., a probable archegosaurid amphibian, which is here assigned to the Platyoposaurinae. The material was collected in the beds of the Rio do Rasto Formation outcropping in Rio Grande do Sul State, southern Brazil. This is the second archegosaurid described for the Permian of Brazil. Prionosuchus plummeri Price 1948, from the Pedra do Fogo Formation in the Parnaiba Basin (northeastern Brazil), is the first. The new taxon differs from other platyoposaurs by the presence of an extremely elongated precoronoid that participates in the mandibular symphysis.
Keywords : Amphibia; Temnospondyli; Archegosauridae; Platyoposaurinae; Rio do Rasto Formation; Late Permian.