Erpetosaurus radiatus Cope 1874 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli

Alternative combination: Tuditanus radiatus

Synonyms: Diceratosaurus laevis Moodie 1909, Diceratosaurus robustus Moodie 1909

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1874. Supplement to the extinct Batrachia and Reptilia of North America. I. Catalogue of the air-breathing Vertebrata from the Coal-measures of Linton, Ohio. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 15:261-278

Belongs to Erpetosaurus according to R. R. Schoch and A. R. Milner 2014

See also Carroll et al. 1998, Cope 1874, Hay 1902, Hook 1983, Moodie 1909 and Romer 1930

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Erpetosaurus radiatus: AMNH 6922, a skull. Its type locality is Linton, which is in a Westphalian D mire/swamp coal in Ohio.
  • Diceratosaurus laevis: AMNH 6923, a skull. Its type locality is Linton, which is in a Westphalian D mire/swamp coal in Ohio.
  • Diceratosaurus robustus: AMNH 8611 G, a partial skull. Its type locality is Linton, which is in a Westphalian D mire/swamp coal in Ohio.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution: found only at Linton

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