Isodectes Cope 1896 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Eobrachyopidae

Synonyms: Branchiosauravus Romer 1930, Eobrachyops Watson 1956, Saurerpeton Moodie 1909

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1896. The reptilian order Cotylosauria. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 34:436-457

Parent taxon: Eobrachyopidae according to R. R. Schoch and A. R. Milner 2014

See also Carroll 1988, Case 1911, Cope 1896, Hay 1902, Kuhn 1966, Schoch 2013, Sequeira 1998, Watson 1956 and Yates and Warren 2000

Sister taxon: Acroplous

Subtaxa: Isodectes obtusus

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Type: Pariotichus megalops

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Permian of United States (3: Texas collections)

• Desmoinesian of United States (1: Ohio)

• Westphalian of United States (1: Pennsylvania)

• Carboniferous of United States (3: Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania)

Total: 8 collections including 14 occurrences

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