Machaeroprosopus andersoni Mehl 1922 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Phytosauria - Parasuchidae

May be a junior synonym of M. pristinus

Full reference: M. G. Mehl. 1922. A new phytosaur from the Trias of Arizona. Journal of Geology 30(2):144-157

Belongs to Machaeroprosopus according to M. R. Stocker and R. J. Butler 2013

See also Long and Murry 1995 and Parker et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Machaeroprosopus buceros, Machaeroprosopus jablonskiae, Machaeroprosopus lottorum, Machaeroprosopus mccauleyi, Machaeroprosopus pristinus, Machaeroprosopus tenuis, Machaeroprosopus validus, Pseudopalatus maccauleyi, Redondasaurus bermani, Redondasaurus gregorii

Type specimen: CFMNH 396, a skull. Its type locality is Santa Rosa area, which is in a Triassic terrestrial horizon in New Mexico.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution: found only at Santa Rosa area

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