†family Chirotheriidae Abel 1935 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae

Alternative spelling: Chirotheridae

Parent taxon: Pseudosuchia according to H. Haubold 1969

See also Baird 1957, Bock 1952, Calvo 2007, Gand 1974, Kuhn 1963, Kuhn 1964, Kuhn 1966 and Peabody 1948

Sister taxa: Aetosauroidea, Browniella, Chasmatosaurus ultimus, Chirotherioidea, Dasygnathus longidens, Dongusia, Dongusia colorata, Elachistosuchoidea, Erpetosuchidae, Gwyneddichniidae, Ingenierichnus, Koilamasuchus, Nundasuchus, Ornithosuchidae, Ornithosuchoidea, Phytosauria, Procerosuchus, Prochirotherium, Proterosuchoidea, Rotodactylidae, Scleromochloidea, Sphenosuchoidea, Suchia, Synaptichniidae, Thecodontichnus, Youngosuchus

Subtaxa: Brachychirotherium Chirotherium Deuterosauropodopus minor Isochirotherium Pachysaurichnium Parasynaptichnium Protochirotherium Sauropodopus Synaptichnium Thecodontichnus fucinii

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Type: Chirotherium

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1 collection)

• Jurassic of Lesotho (3)

• Triassic of Argentina (4), Canada (1: Nova Scotia), China (3), France (34), Germany (17), Italy (5), Lesotho (2), Morocco (12), the Netherlands (1), Niger (1), Poland (3), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (34), United States (60: Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Permian of the Czech Republic (1), Poland (1)

• Pennsylvanian of United States (1: Pennsylvania)

Total: 188 collections including 296 occurrences

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