†family Anchisauridae Marsh 1885 (anchisaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Anchisauridae

Synonyms: Amphisauridae Marsh 1882, Gryponichidae Huene 1932, Palaeosauridae Huene 1932, Palaeosauriscidae Kuhn 1959, Paleosauridae Huene 1932

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1885. Names of extinct reptiles. American Journal of Science 29:169

Parent taxon: Prosauropoda according to R. N. Martínez 2009

See also Anderson and Cruickshank 1978, Attridge et al. 1985, Bakker 1986, Battail 1986, Baur 1891, Benedetto 1973, Benton 1979, Bonaparte 1978, Carroll 1988, Colbert 1961, Colbert 1964, Colbert 1970, Cooper 1981, Dollo 1884, Galton 1971, Galton 1973, Galton 1976, Galton 1985, Galton and Cluver 1976, Galton et al. 2005, Hay 1902, Heerden 1979, Huene 1902, Huene 1948, Jaekel 1914, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1959, Lambe 1905, Lull 1912, Lull 1915, Lull 1917, Lull 1924, Lull 1953, Lydekker 1888, Lydekker 1888, Lydekker 1893, Maleev 1968, Mansel-Pleydell 1902, Marsh 1882, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1885, Marsh 1885, Marsh 1895, Marsh 1896, Matthew 1915, Nopcsa 1923, Nopcsa 1928, Olsen and Galton 1984, Ostrom 1980, Parsch 1963, Romer 1956, Roxo 1937, Russell 1984, Sauvage 1882, Sauvage 1907, Steel 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Tornier 1913, Upchurch et al. 2007, Van Heerden 1978, Van Hoepen 1920, Vetter 1884, von Zittel 1911, Walker 1964, Young 1942 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Aetonyx, Aetonyx palustris, Agrosaurus, Aristosaurus, Aristosaurus erectus, Barrancapus, Blikanasauridae, Dimodosaurus, Dromicosaurus, Dromicosaurus gracilis, Euskelesauridae, Euskelosaurus africanus, Fulengia, Gigantoscelus, Gresslyosaurus, Gresslyosaurus ingens, Gryponyx, Gryponyx africanus, Gryponyx taylori, Gryponyx transvaalensis, Gyposaurus capensis, Hortalotarsus, Hortalotarsus skirtopodus, Leptospondylus, Massospondylus browni, Massospondylus harriesi, Massospondylus schwarzi, Mussauridae, Orinosaurus, Orinosaurus capensis, Otozoidae, Pachysauriscus, Pachysaurops, Pachysaurus, Pachyspondylus, Pengxianpus, Plateosauravidae, Plateosaurus stormbergensis, Pseudotetrasauropus, Pseudotetrasauropus acutunguis, Pseudotetrasauropus curtus, Pseudotetrasauropus elegans, Pseudotetrasauropus francisci, Saurischichnus, Tawasaurus, Teratosaurus trossingensis, Tetrasauropus, Thecodontosaurus dubius, Thecodontosaurus minor, Yimenosaurus, Yunnanosauridae, Zanclodon bavaricus

Subtaxa: Ammosaurus Gyposaurus Kainomoyenisauropus Megatrisauropus Qomoqomosauropus Senqutrisauropus Tritotrisauropus

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Type: Anchisaurus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Canada (3: Nova Scotia collections), Lesotho (4), South Africa (1)

• Triassic of Lesotho (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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