Brachychirotherium Beurlen 1950 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae

Synonym: Deuterosauropodopus Ellenberger 1970

Full reference: K. Beurlen. 1950. Neue Fährtenfunde aus der Fränkischen Trias [New track discoveries in the Franconian Triassic]. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte 1950:308-320

Parent taxon: Chirotheriidae according to P. E. Olsen and P. M. Galton 1984

See also Demathieu 1989, Demathieu and Gand 1973, Demathieu and Haubold 1972, Ellenberger 1970, Gand 1974, Gand and Demathieu 2005, Haubold 1969, Hunt and Lucas 2007, Kuhn 1963, Lucas et al. 2006, Rainforth 2003 and Weems 2006

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

Subtaxa: Brachychirotherium circaparvum Brachychirotherium coburgense Brachychirotherium gallicum Brachychirotherium hassfurtense Brachychirotherium lorteti Brachychirotherium pachydactylum Brachychirotherium praeparvum Brachychirotherium thuringiacum Brachychirotherium tintanti

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Type: Brachychirotherium hassfurtense

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Lesotho (1 collection)

• Triassic of Argentina (1), France (19), Germany (5), Italy (2), Morocco (2), the Netherlands (1), Poland (3), Spain (1), United States (34: Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah)

Total: 69 collections including 78 occurrences

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