†family Molgophidae Cope 1875 (amniote)

Osteichthyes - Recumbirostra - Molgophidae

Synonym: Cocytinidae Cope 1875

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1875. Check-list of North American Batrachia and Reptilia; with a systematic list of the higher groups, and an essay on geographical distribution. Based on the specimens contained in the U. S. National Museum. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 1:1-109

Parent taxon: Recumbirostra according to A. Mann et al. 2019

See also Brough and Brough 1967, Carroll et al. 1998, Cope 1875, Hay 1902, Kuhn 1946, Pardo and Anderson 2016 and Wellstead 1991

Sister taxa: Aletrimyti, Brachystelechidae, Dvellecanus, Gymnarthridae, Huskerpeton, Joermungandr, Lysorophia, Ostodolepidae, Pantylidae, Proxilodon, Steenerpeton

Subtaxa: Brachydectes Infernovenator Molgophis

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Type: Molgophis



• Permian of United States (33: Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia collections)

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

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (2), United States (12: Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

Total: 48 collections including 58 occurrences

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