Calyptosuchus wellesi Long and Ballew 1985 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Pseudosuchia - Stagonolepididae

Alternative combination: Stagonolepis wellesi

Synonym: Acompsosaurus wingatensis Mehl 1915

Full reference: R. A. Long and K. L. Ballew. 1985. Aetosaur dermal armor from the Late Triassic of southwestern North America, with special reference to material from the Chinle Formation of Petrified Forest National Park. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 54:45-68

Belongs to Calyptosuchus according to W. G. Parker 2016

See also Desojo et al. 2013, Irmis 2005, Long and Murry 1995 and Mehl 1915

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Calyptosuchus wellesi: UMMP 13950, a set of postcrania (Armor and pelvis). Its type locality is NE of Rotten Hill, breaks of Cerita de la Cruz Creek, which is in a Carnian/Norian terrestrial horizon in the Tecovas Formation of Texas.
  • Acompsosaurus wingatensis: FMNH UW 3811 (specimen lost), a set of postcrania (Pelvic girdle and other postcranial elements). Its type locality is Fort Wingate, which is in a Norian terrestrial shale in the Chinle Formation of New Mexico.

Ecology: herbivore


• Triassic of United States (43: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas collections)

Total: 43 collections each including a single occurrence

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