Diplocaulus Cope 1877 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Nectridea - Diplocaulidae

Invalid subtaxa: Permoplatyops Case 1946, Peronedon Olson 1970, Platyops Williston 1918 [replaced name]

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: Keraterpetontidae according to J.-M. Dutuit 1988

See also Beerbower 1963, Broili 1904, Carroll 1988, Carroll et al. 1998, Case 1946, Cope 1881, Daly 1973, Haglund 1977, Maddin et al. 2012, Milner 1996, Olson 1951 and Olson 1970

Sister taxa: Batrachiderpeton, Diceratosaurus, Diploceraspis, Hermundurichnus, Keraterpeton, Keraterpetontinae, Batrachiderpetontinae, Diplocaulinae

Subtaxa: Diplocaulus brevirostris Diplocaulus copei Diplocaulus magnicornis Diplocaulus minimus Diplocaulus parvus Diplocaulus primus Diplocaulus recurvatus Diplocaulus salamandroides

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Type: Diplocaulus salamandroides



• Leonard of United States (8: Oklahoma, Texas collections)

• Wolfcamp of United States (4: New Mexico)

• Permian of Morocco (1), United States (37: Oklahoma, Texas)

• Virgilian of United States (2: Kansas, Pennsylvania)

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

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Illinois, Pennsylvania)

Total: 55 collections including 67 occurrences

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