†family Metoposauridae Watson 1919 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae

Full reference: D. M. S. Watson. 1919. The structure, evolution and origin of the Amphibia.—The "orders" Rachitomi and Stereospondyli. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 209:1-73

Parent taxon: Trematosauroidea according to R. R. Schoch 2013

See also Buffa et al. 2019, Carroll 1988, Kuhn 1946, Long and Murry 1995, Murry 1989, Parker and Irmis 2005, Sulej 2007, Watson 1919 and Yates and Warren 2000

Sister taxa: Almasauridae, Callistomordax, Gonioglyptus huxleyi, Indolyrocephalus, Indolyrocephalus panchetensis, Lyrocephaliscidae, Peltostega, Platystegidae, Thoosuchus, Trematosauridae, Wetlugasauridae

Subtaxa: Anaschisma Anaschisma brachygnatha Anaschisma browni Apachesaurus Arganasaurus Bogdania Dictyocephalus Dutuitosaurus Eupelor Koskinonodon Mastodonsaurus durus Metoposaurus Metoposaurus fraasi Metoposaurus hoffmani Metoposaurus jonesi Panthasaurus Trigonosternum Trigonosternum latum

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Type: Metoposaurus

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of Austria (1 collection), Canada (1: Nova Scotia), France (1), Germany (15), India (6), Italy (1), Madagascar (1), Morocco (3), Poland (2), Portugal (2), United States (163: Arizona, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 196 collections including 230 occurrences

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