Melosaurus platyrhinus Golubev 1995 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Archegosauridae

Full reference: V. K. Golubev. 1995. New species of Melosaurus (Amphibia, Labyrinthodontia) from the Kazanian of the Kama River drainage area. Paleontological Journal 29(3):107-119

Belongs to Melosaurus according to R. Schoch and A. R. Milner 2000

See also Golubev 1995 and Shishkin et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Melosaurus compilatus, Melosaurus kamaensis, Melosaurus uralensis

Type specimen: PIN 161/1, a skull. Its type locality is Shikhovo-Chirki, PIN 161, which is in an Ufimian/Kazanian deltaic limestone in the Pechishchi Formation of the Russian Federation.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution: found only at Shikhovo-Chirki, PIN 161

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