Lower Permian
Vertebrates of Waurika  
Oklahoma
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Now available is the second edition of our book on the Lower Permian
vertebrate fauna of Waurika, Oklahoma. Coming in at nearly 700 pages
with approximately 2000 illustrations the second edition is a hugely
expanded work.

The first edition of the book described 20 species from the site, this new
release expands that fauna to around 70 specs. This is a heavy hard
bound book and is the only book like it on the market. It is a one stop
reference for anyone interested in the vertebrate fauna of the Lowland
Plains fauna of the Lower Permian. The book can be used not only for the
Waurika fauna but covers many of the genera from the Red Beds of
Texas and the Richards Spur locality (as it is now known many species
present at Richards Spur also occur at Waurika).

Here is the table of contents:

Introduction 8
Why Micro? 10
The Waurika Locality 13
Faunal List 30
Age of the Waurika Locality 33
Palaeoenvironment 34
Correlation with the Texas Red Beds 39
Context with other Oklahoma localities 40

Amphibians
Archeria victori? 48
Osteological Thin Sections 68
Diadectes sideropelicus 73
Diplocaulus magnicornis 95
Diploceraspis sp. 108
Doleserpeton annectens 116
Eryops megacephalus 127
Trimerorhachis insignis 157
Euryodus primus 183
Brachydectes elongatus 187
Phlegithontiid Aistopod Sillerpeton? 191
Cacops woehri 195
Cacops & Temnopsondyl dentigerous plates 205
Dissorophoidea 209
Limnerpeton type 210
Genera with Parasymphaseal Tusks 211
Ecolsonia type 217
Stem batrachian Gerobatrachus? 224
Tersomius? 226
Lepospondyl Nectridean? 229
Temnospondyl Amphibian - Trematopsid? 237
Hapsidopareiontidae Microsaur 240
Undetermined postcranial amphibian 244
Tetrapod Scale 248

Parareptiles
Introduction 250
Delorhynchus sp. 251
Abyssomedon williamsi 260
Colobomycter sp. 272
Undetermined Parareptiles 278
Bolosaurus cf. striatus 283

Reptiles
Captorhinids Introduction 290
Labidosauriscus richardi 291
Captorhinus aguti 302
Captorhinus magnus 308
Opisthodontosaurus carrolli 319
Post cranial Captorhinid 323
Palaeothyrid type reptile 333
Dictybolos tener Areoscelid 341

Pelycosaurs
Dimetrodon limbatus 346
Edaphosaurus boanerges 373
Ophiacodon retroversa 394
Secodontosaurus obtusidens 403
Undetermined Diminutive Pelycosaur 410
Undetermined Sphenacodontids
Caniniform teeth 417
Serrated teeth - Dimetrodon? 420
Non-serrated teeth 426
Claws 429

Caseids
Cotylorhynchus sp.? 432
Undetermined Caseid 436
Oromycter dolesorum 438

Chondrichthyans
Orthacanth teeth
Barbclabornia luederensis 445
Bransonella sp. 450
Orthacanthus platypternus 451
Orthacanthus compressus 459
Orthacanthus texensis 461
Orthacanth tooth pathologies 476
Petalodont teeth
Janassa sp. 480
Fissodus tricuspidatus? 488

Shark Denticles
Barbclabornia luederensis 492
Orthacanthus texensis 495
Orthacanthus platypternus 498
Symmoriiformes 504

Fin Spines
Orthacanthus sp. 506
Anodontocanthus belemnoides 512
Platyacanthus avirostratus 514
Undetermined spines 516
Cartilage 518

Coprolites
Introduction 521
Heteropolacopros texaniensis 522
Saurocopros cf bucklandi 529
Alococopros triassicus 535

Cartilaginous Fish
Menaspidiform 538
Helodus sp. 544

Fish - Osteichthys
Actinopterygians
Palaeoniscoids 561
Progyrolepis sp. 562
Elonichthys tricessimalaris 567
Granfieldia callilepidota 571
Palaeoniscus sp. 572
Redfieldiidae 580
Undetermined Palaeoniscoid 582
Brachydegma sp.? 584
Platysomids
Phyllodont sp. #1 587
Phyllodont sp. #2 588
Undetemined Platysomid Scales 590

Sarcopterygians
Introduction 594
Osteolepids 596
Ectosteorhachis nitidus 597
Osteolepid Jaws 606
Denticles 611
Lateral Line Scales 616
Undetermined Sarcopterygians
Teeth 618
Jaws 623
Scales 627
Undetermined Rhipidistians scales 630

Dipnoans - Lungfish
Gnathorhiza serrata 638
Sagenodus porrectus/periprion 645

Undetermined fish spines 649
Undetermined fish denticles 656

Food, Predation and Pathologies
Euestherian Conchostracans 658
Insects 662
Wood and plants 663
Evidence of Predation 666
Tooth Damage 674
Bone injury and pathologies 676
Coprolite Inclusions 680
Parasitism 682

Below are some of the pages from the book.