Dissorophus multicinctus Cope 1895 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Dissorophidae

Synonyms: Dissorophus articulatus Cope 1896, Longiscitula houghae DeMar 1966, Otocoelus mimeticus Cope 1896, Otocoelus testudineus Cope 1896

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1895. A batrachian armadillo. The American Naturalist 29:998

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

See also Cope 1895, Cope 1896, Cope 1896, DeMar 1966, Hay 1902 and Schoch 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Dissorophus multicinctus: AMNH 4593, a skeleton. Its type locality is Baylor County, which is in a Cisuralian terrestrial horizon in Texas.
  • Dissorophus articulatus:
  • Longiscitula houghae: FMNH UR430.
  • Otocoelus mimeticus:
  • Otocoelus testudineus: Its type locality is Gray's Creek, 37 (Arroyo Formation), which is in a Kungurian terrestrial claystone/sandstone in the Arroyo Formation of Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Permian of United States (4: Texas collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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