Machaeroprosopus pristinus Mehl 1928 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Phytosauria - Parasuchidae

Alternative combination: Pseudopalatus pristinus

Full reference: M. G. Mehl. 1928. Pseudopalatus pristinus, a new genus and species of phytosaurs from Arizona. The University of Missouri Studies 3:7-22

Belongs to Machaeroprosopus according to A. Hungerb├╝hler et al. 2013

See also Irmis 2005, Long and Murry 1995, Nesbitt 2011, Parker et al. 2013, Parker and Irmis 2006, Stocker 2010 and Stocker and Butler 2013

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

Type specimen: MU 525VP, a skull. Its type locality is 7 miles NE Adamana, which is in a Norian terrestrial horizon in the Chinle Formation of Arizona.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of United States (9: Arizona, New Mexico collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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