Chirotherium swinnertoni Sarjeant 1970 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae

Alternative combinations: Otozoum swinnertoni, Paratetrasauropus swinnertoni

Full reference: W. A. S. Sarjeant. 1970. Fossil footprints from the Middle Triassic of Nottinghamshire and the Middle Jurassic of Yorkshire. The Mercian Geologist 3(3):269-282

Belongs to Chirotherium according to S. D'Orazi Porchetti and U. Nicosia 2007

See also Demathieu and Haubold 1972, Haubold 1971, King et al. 2005 and Sarjeant 1970

Sister taxa: 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 vorbachi, Chirotherium wondrai, Thenaropus leptodactylus, Thenaropus heterodactylus, Thenaropus ovoidactylus, Thenaropus sphaerodactylus, Thenaropus pachydactylus, Saurichnites lacertoides, Saurichnites leisnerianus, Saurichnites pourriaci, Saurichnites kablikae

Type specimen: PC4238, a footprint. Its type locality is Mapperley Park tracksite, which is in an Anisian terrestrial sandstone in the Keuper Waterstones Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution: found only at Mapperley Park tracksite

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