Placodus Agassiz 1843 (placodont)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Placodontidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Placodontidae according to O. Rieppel 1995

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Owen 1861, Rieppel 2000 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Chelyoposuchinae, Henodontinae

Subtaxa: Placodus aethiops Placodus andriani Placodus angustus Placodus bathygnathus Placodus bombidens Placodus duplicatus Placodus gigas Placodus gracilis Placodus impressus Placodus inexpectatus Placodus pachygnathus Placodus rugosus

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Ecology: slow-moving amphibious durophage

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (1 collection), Germany (18), Israel (3), Italy (1), the Netherlands (1), Poland (3)

Total: 27 collections including 32 occurrences

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