†subfamily Mesenosaurinae Spindler et al. 2018 (synapsid)

Osteichthyes - Synapsida - Varanopidae

Full reference: F. Spindler, R. Werneburg, J. W. Schneider, L. Luthardt, V. Annacker and R. Rößler. 2018. First arboreal ’pelycosaurs’ (Synapsida: Varanopidae) from the early Permian Chemnitz Fossil Lagerstätte, SE Germany, with a review of varanopid phylogen. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 92:315-364

Parent taxon: Neovaranopsia according to F. Spindler et al. 2018

Sister taxon: Varanodontinae

Subtaxa: Afrothyra Cabarzia Mesenosaurus

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• Permian of Germany (1 collection), the Russian Federation (11), South Africa (6), United States (1: Oklahoma)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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