Brachydectes Cope 1868 (amniote)

Osteichthyes - Recumbirostra - Molgophidae

Synonyms: Cocytinus Cope 1871, Lysorophus Cope 1877, Pleuroptyx Cope 1875

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia of North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1868:208-221

Parent taxon: Cocytinidae according to R. L. Carroll et al. 1998

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1868, Cope 1875, Cope 1888, Daly 1973, Hay 1902, Maddin et al. 2012, Pardo and Anderson 2016 and Wellstead 1991

Sister taxa: Infernovenator, Molgophis

Subtaxa: Brachydectes newberryi Lysorophus dunkardensis

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Type: Brachydectes newberryi



• Leonard of United States (2: Oklahoma, Texas collections)

• Wolfcamp of United States (6: Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

• Permian of United States (25: Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia)

• Virgilian of United States (1: West Virginia)

• Carboniferous to Permian of United States (1: New Mexico)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (2), United States (6: Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

Total: 43 collections including 51 occurrences

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