Eryops Cope 1877 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Eryopidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1877. Descriptions of extinct Vertebrata from the Permian and Triassic formations of the United States. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 17(100):182-193

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

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1884, Gauthier et al. 1989, Kissel and Lehman 2002, Maddin et al. 2012, Schoch 2013, Watson 1919 and Yates and Warren 2000

Sister taxa: Clamorosaurus, Glaukerpeton, Onchiodon, Osteophorus

Subtaxa: Eryops grandis Eryops megacephalus

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Type: Eryops megacephalus

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Leonard of United States (5: Oklahoma collections)

• Wolfcamp of United States (14: Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah)

• Permian of Germany (1), United States (48: Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah)

• Virgilian of United States (2: New Mexico, Oklahoma)

• Pennsylvanian of United States (1: New Mexico)

• Carboniferous to Permian of Germany (1), United States (1: New Mexico)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Pennsylvania)

Total: 75 collections including 79 occurrences

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