Batrachopus Hitchcock 1845 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Aetosauria - Batrachopodidae

Invalid subtaxa: Anisichnus Hitchcock 1871, Anisopus Hitchcock 1848, Arachichnus Hitchcock 1858, Batrachopus (Anisopus) Hitchcock 1848, Batrachopus (Comptichnus) Hitchcock 1865, Cheirotheroides Hitchcock 1858, Chelonoides Agassiz 1857, Comptichnus Hitchcock 1865, Exocampe Hitchcock 1858, Geochelone (Chelonoides) Agassiz 1857, Macropterna Hitchcock 1848, Nanopodiscus Ellenberger 1970, Orthodactylus Hitchcock 1858, Palamopus Hitchcock 1845, Parabatrachopus Lull 1942, Shepardia Hitchcock 1858, Stenodactylus Hitchcock 1858 [replaced name], Suchopus Ellenberger 1974, Sustenodactylus Lull 1904

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1845. An attempt to name, classify, and describe, the animals that made the fossil footmarks of New England. Sixth Annual Meeeting of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, New Haven, CT. Abstract and Proceedings 23-25

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

See also Auffenberg 1971, Bock 1952, Crumly 1982, Demathieu and Haubold 1972, Ellenberger 1974, Haubold 1969, Haubold 1971, Hitchcock 1845, Hitchcock 1848, Hitchcock 1858, Hitchcock 1898, Kuhn 1958, Kuhn 1963, Lapparent and Montenat 1967, Lucas et al. 2006, Lull 1904, Lull 1915, Lull 1917, Lull 1953, Olsen 1995, Olsen and Padian 1986, Owen 1861, Portis 1878, Rainforth 2003 and Rainforth 2007

Sister taxa: Angolaichnus, Dahutherium

Subtaxa: Batrachopus argentina Batrachopus bakoenaorum Batrachopus bellus Batrachopus deweyi Batrachopus dispar Batrachopus gilberti Batrachopus gracilis Batrachopus pilosus Batrachopus rugosus Batrachopus supersaltator Batrachopus tenuis Batrachopus varians Chelonoides robusta Chelonoides wittei Comptichnus moorosi Orthodactylus howelli Palamopus anomalus Palamopus divaricans

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Ecology: herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1 collection)

• Jurassic of Canada (3: Nova Scotia), China (1), France (2), Lesotho (3), United States (20: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, Utah)

• Triassic to Jurassic of United States (1: Utah)

• Triassic of France (2), United States (10: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah)

Total: 43 collections including 86 occurrences

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