Chirotherium Kaup 1835 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae

Synonyms: Chirosaurus Kaup 1835, Krokodilipus Nopcsa 1923, Saurichnites Geinitz 1861, Thenaropus King 1845

Parent taxon: Chirotheriidae according to H. Haubold 1969

See also Baird 1954, Bock 1952, Demathieu 1989, Demathieu and Haubold 1972, Gand 1974, Gand and Demathieu 2005, Hay 1902, Kuhn 1958, Kuhn 1963, Kuhn 1966, Peabody 1948, Rainforth 2003 and Tongiorgi 1980

Sister taxa: Brachychirotherium, Deuterosauropodopus minor, Isochirotherium, Pachysaurichnium, Parasynaptichnium, Protochirotherium, Sauropodopus, Synaptichnium, Thecodontichnus fucinii

Subtaxa: Chirotherium angustum Chirotherium barthii Chirotherium copei Chirotherium culmbachense Chirotherium demathieui Chirotherium eyermani Chirotherium harrasense Chirotherium herculis Chirotherium hessei Chirotherium heterodactylus Chirotherium hildburghausense Chirotherium huberi Chirotherium lulli Chirotherium mediterraneum Chirotherium parvum Chirotherium peabodyi Chirotherium praeparvum Chirotherium reiteri Chirotherium rex Chirotherium sickleri Chirotherium soergeli Chirotherium storetonense Chirotherium swinnertoni Chirotherium vorbachi Chirotherium wondrai Saurichnites kablikae Saurichnites lacertoides Saurichnites leisnerianus Saurichnites pourriaci Thenaropus heterodactylus Thenaropus leptodactylus Thenaropus ovoidactylus Thenaropus pachydactylus Thenaropus sphaerodactylus

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1 collection)

• Jurassic of Lesotho (1)

• Triassic of Argentina (2), Canada (1: Nova Scotia), China (3), France (14), Germany (12), Italy (4), Morocco (4), the Netherlands (1), Niger (1), Poland (1), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (18), United States (30: Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

Total: 96 collections including 126 occurrences

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