Mesosaurus Gervais 1865 (amniote)

Osteichthyes - Sauropsida - Mesosauridae

Synonym: Ditrochosaurus Gürich 1889

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1865. Description du Mesosaurus tenudiens. Reptile fossile de l'Afrique australe. Académie des Sciences et Lettres de Montpellier. Mémoires de la Section des Sciences 6(2):169-175

Parent taxon: Mesosauridae according to H.-V. Karl et al. 2007

See also Broom 1908, Carroll 1988, Gürich 1889, Huene 1941, Lydekker 1889, Oelofsen and Araujo 1987, Rossmann 2000, Rossmann and Maisch 1999, Seeley 1892, Sepkoski 2002 and Stromer 1914

Sister taxa: Brazilosaurus, Mesosaurus pleurogaster, Noteosaurus, Noteosaurus africanus, Stereosternum

Subtaxa: Mesosaurus tenuidens

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore


• Permian of Brazil (11 collections), Namibia (6), South Africa (5), Uruguay (2)

Total: 24 collections including 30 occurrences

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