Cacops aspidephorus Williston 1910 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Dissorophidae

Alternative combination: Cacops aspidophorus

Synonym: Trematopsis seltini Olson 1956

Full reference: S. W. Williston. 1910. Cacops, Desmospondylus; new genera of Permian vertebrates. Geological Society America Bulletin 21:249-284

Belongs to Cacops according to R. R. Schoch and A. R. Milner 2014

See also Milner 1985, Olson 1956, Olson 1956, Reisz et al. 2009, Schoch 2013 and Williston 1910

Sister taxa: Cacops morrisi, Cacops woehri

Type specimens:

  • Cacops aspidephorus: Its type locality is Indian Creek, 35 (Arroyo Formation), which is in a Kungurian terrestrial claystone/sandstone in the Arroyo Formation of Texas
  • Trematopsis seltini: CNHM (FMNH) UR 279, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Olson Locality Bac (Vale Formation), which is in a Kungurian terrestrial horizon in the Vale Formation of Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Permian of United States (2: Texas collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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