Homoeosaurus maximiliani von Meyer 1847 (rhynchocephalian)

Reptilia - Rhynchocephalia - Homoeosauridae

Alternative combination: Homeosaurus maximiliani

Synonyms: Homeosaurus jourdani Lortet 1892, Homoeosaurus jourdani Lortet 1892

Belongs to Homoeosaurus according to J. Fabre 1981

See also Cocude-Michel 1963, Grier 1914, Lortet 1892 and Wagner 1853

Sister taxa: Homoeosaurus macrodactylus, Homoeosaurus parvipes, Homoeosaurus rhodani, Homoeosaurus solnhofensis, Homoeosaurus struckmanni

Type specimens:

  • Homoeosaurus maximiliani: Meyer 1847 holotype (no number given; since lost). Neotype: IPHG no. AS I 565, a partial skeleton (Holotype and neotype both partial skeletons). Its type locality is Compsognathus type, Kelheim (BSP), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Homoeosaurus jourdani: Its type locality is Cerin, Jura, which is in a Kimmeridgian terrestrial horizon in France.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (2 collections), Germany (3)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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