Chirotherium rex Peabody 1948 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae

Synonyms: Chirotherium moguinensis Peabody 1948, Chirotherium moquiensis Peabody 1948, Chirotherium moquinense Peabody 1948

Full reference: F. E. Peabody. 1948. Reptile and amphibian trackways from the Lower Triassic Moenkopi formation of Arizona and Utah. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geological Sciences 27(8):295-468

Belongs to Chirotherium according to H. Klein and S. G. Lucas 2010

See also Bock 1952, Conrad et al. 1987, Demathieu 1970, Demathieu and Haubold 1972, Haubold 1969, Kuhn 1958 and Peabody 1948

Sister taxa: Chirotherium angustum, Chirotherium barthii, Chirotherium copei, Chirotherium culmbachense, Chirotherium demathieui, Chirotherium eyermani, Chirotherium harrasense, Chirotherium herculis, Chirotherium hessei, Chirotherium heterodactylus, Chirotherium hildburghausense, Chirotherium huberi, Chirotherium lulli, Chirotherium mediterraneum, Chirotherium parvum, Chirotherium peabodyi, Chirotherium praeparvum, Chirotherium reiteri, Chirotherium sickleri, Chirotherium soergeli, Chirotherium storetonense, Chirotherium swinnertoni, Chirotherium vorbachi, Chirotherium wondrai, Thenaropus leptodactylus, Thenaropus heterodactylus, Thenaropus ovoidactylus, Thenaropus sphaerodactylus, Thenaropus pachydactylus, Saurichnites lacertoides, Saurichnites leisnerianus, Saurichnites pourriaci, Saurichnites kablikae

Type specimens:

  • Chirotherium rex: UCMP 37782, a footprint. Its type locality is UCMP V3856, Cameron, which is in an Aegean/Bithynian terrestrial mudstone in the Moenkopi Formation of Arizona.
  • Chirotherium moquiensis: UCMP 37345, a footprint. Its type locality is Moqui Wash, which is in a Spathian channel conglomerate/sandstone in the Moenkopi Formation of Arizona.

Ecology: carnivore


• Triassic of Italy (1 collection), United States (3: Arizona)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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