†unranked clade Atoposauridae Gervais 1871 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Loricata - Atoposauridae

Alternative spelling: Atoposaurides

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1871. Remarques au sujet des reptiles provenant des calcaires lithographiques de Cerin, dans le Bugey, qui sont conservés au Musée de Lyon [Remarks on the subject of the reptiles from the lithographic limestones of Cerin, in the Bugey, that are conserved in the Musée de Lyon]. Description des Poissons Fossiles Provenant des Gisements Coralliens du Jura dans le Bugey, par Feu Victor Thiollière. Deuxième Partie Revue et Annotée par M. Paul Gervais. Annales de la Société d'Agriculture, Histoire Naturelle et Arts Utiles de Lyon, 4e série 5:79-85

Parent taxon: Neosuchia according to J. P. Tennant et al. 2016

See also Carroll 1988, Gasparini et al. 2006, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1966, Lortet 1892, Martin et al. 2010, Montefeltro et al. 2013, Schwarz-Wings et al. 2011, Sereno et al. 2001, Sereno et al. 2003, Storrs and Efimov 2000, Thies et al. 1997, Turner 2015, Wellnhofer 1971, Wu et al. 1996 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Alligatorium franconicum, Bernissartia, Bernissartiidae, Brillanceausuchidae, Coelognathosuchia, Deltasuchus, Eusuchia, Gilchristosuchus, Heterosuchus, Ischyrochampsa, Ischyrochampsa meridionalis, Khoratosuchus, Montsecosuchus, Paluxysuchus, Shamosuchus karakalpakensis, Shamosuchus occidentalis, Stomatosuchidae, Susisuchidae, Thalattosuchia, Theriosuchus, Wahasuchus

Subtaxa: Alligatorellus Alligatorium Atoposaurus Knoetschkesuchus

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Spain (1 collection)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Morocco (6)

• Jurassic of France (2), Germany (7), Madagascar (14), Portugal (1)

Total: 31 collections including 32 occurrences

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