†family Diadectidae Cope 1880

Osteichthyes - Cotylosauria - Diadectidae

Synonym: Nothodontidae Marsh 1878

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1880. The skull of Empedocles. The American Naturalist 14:304

Parent taxon: Diadectomorpha according to M. Laurin and R. R. Reisz 1995

See also Carroll 1988, Carroll et al. 1972, Case 1911, Cope 1896, Hay 1902, Kissel and Lehman 2002, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1966, Lewis and Vaughn 1965, Liu and Bever 2015, Martens et al. 2005, Osborn 1904 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Diadectoidea, Limnoscelidae, Limnoscelops, Limnoscelops longifemur, Millerinidae, Tseajaiidae

Subtaxa: Alveusdectes Ambedus Bolbodon Chilonyx Desmatodon Diadectes Diasparactus Empedias Ichniotherium Nothodon Oradectes Orobates Phanerosaurus Silvadectes

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Type: Diadectes

Distribution:

• Leonard of United States (2: Oklahoma collections)

• Wolfcamp of United States (17: Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah)

• Permian of China (1), Germany (2), Italy (1), United States (37: Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah)

• Rotliegendes of Poland (1)

• Virgilian of United States (3: New Mexico, Oklahoma)

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

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Colorado, Pennsylvania)

Total: 67 collections including 84 occurrences

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