Metoposaurus algarvensis Brusatte et al. 2015 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae

Full reference: S. L. Brusatte, R. J. Butler, O. Mateus and J. S. Steyer. 2015. A new species of Metoposaurus from the Late Triassic of Portugal and comments on the systematics and biogeography of metoposaurid temnospondyls. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Belongs to Metoposaurus according to S. L. Brusatte et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Metoposaurus azerouali, Metoposaurus bakeri, Metoposaurus diagnosticus, Metoposaurus santaecrucis, Metoposaurus ultimus

Type specimen: FCT-UNL 600, a skull. Its type locality is Penina western locality, Penina Bonebed, which is in a Carnian/Norian fluvial-deltaic sandstone in the Grès de Silves Formation of Portugal.

Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution: found only at Penina western locality, Penina Bonebed

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