†family Rhinesuchidae Watson 1919 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Rhinesuchidae

Synonyms: Phrynosuchidae Romer 1945, Rhinecepidae Ochev 1966, Uranocentrodontidae Romer 1947

Full reference: D. M. S. Watson. 1919. The structure, evolution and origin of the Amphibia.—The "orders" Rachitomi and Stereospondyli. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 209:1-73

Parent taxon: Stereospondyli according to R. R. Schoch 2013

See also Carroll 1988, Damiani and Rubidge 2003, Kuhn 1946, Schoch and Milner 2000, Watson 1919 and Yates and Warren 2000

Sister taxa: Arachana, Boreosaurus, Boreosaurus thorslundi, Brachyopomorpha, Capitosauria, Chinlestegophis, Cryobatrachus, Cryobatrachus kitchingi, Diadetognathus, Diadetognathus varvicensis, Kryostega, Labyrinthodon panchetensis, Laccocephalus, Laccocephalus insperatus, Lapillopsidae, Lydekkerina, Lydekkerinidae, Mastodonsaurus andriani, Mastodonsaurus fuerstenberganus, Mastodonsaurus indicus, Mastodonsaurus meyeri, Pachygonia, Pachygonia incurvata, Peltobatrachus, Rhytidostea, Trematosauria

Subtaxa: Australerpetinae Broomistega Eryops africanus Eryops oweni Gondwanosaurus Gondwanosaurus bijoriensis Laccosaurus Rhineceps Rhinesuchoides Rhinesuchus Uranocentrodon Uranocentrodon madagascarensis

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of the Russian Federation (3 collections), South Africa (3)

• Permian of Brazil (4), India (2), Malawi (1), South Africa (12)

Total: 25 collections including 28 occurrences

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