Sclerosaurus armatus von Meyer 1857 (parareptile)

Reptilia - Procolophonia - Procolophonidae

Synonyms: Aristodesmus ruetimeyeri Wiedersheim 1878, Labyrinthodon ruetimeyeri Wiedersheim 1878

Belongs to Sclerosaurus according to H.-D. Sues and R. R. Reisz 2008

See also Colbert 1946 and Seeley 1895

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Sclerosaurus armatus: a specimen in the collections of the Geologisches Institut of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, a partial skeleton (postcrania only). Its type locality is Warmbach near Rheinfelden, which is in an Aegean/Bithynian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone in the Plattensandstein/Rötton Formation of Germany.
  • Labyrinthodon ruetimeyeri: NMB Bs.28, a skeleton (nearly complete). Its type locality is Riehen, Wiedersheim 1878, which is in an Aegean/Bithynian terrestrial sandstone in the ? Plattensandstein Formation of Switzerland.

Ecology: herbivore

Distribution: found only at Warmbach near Rheinfelden

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