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Aetosauria

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1887Episcoposaurus Cope p. 213
1889Aetosauria Lydekker
1892Desmatosuchus haploceras Cope
1892Episcoposaurus haplocerus Cope p. 129
1904Aetosauria Osborn p. 100
1910Aetosauri Jaekel p. 340
1915Episcoposaurus Huene p. 492
1915Aetosauria Lull p. 98
1917Aetosauria Lull p. 113
1922Episcoposaurus Huene p. 23
1942Episcoposaurus Huene p. 243
1985Aetosauria Gauthier and Padian pp. 187-189 fig. 1
1986Desmatosuchus haploceros Parrish and Carpenter p. 152
1988Aetosauria Carroll
1990Aetosauria Sereno and Arcucci p. 41
1991Aetosauria Sereno p. 11
1993Aetosauria Parrish p. 290 fig. 1
1995Aetosauria Long and Murry p. 66
1995Desmatosuchus haplocerus Long and Murry p. 89
1998Aetosauria Heckert and Lucas
1998Aetosauria Lucas et al.
2000Aetosauria Heckert and Lucas
2005Desmatosuchus haplocerus Irmis p. 75
2006Desmatosuchus haploceras Spielmann et al. pp. 583-584
2007Aetosauria Parker
2007Desmatosuchus haplocerus Parker
2007Aetosauria Schoch
2007Aetosauria Weinbaum and Hungerbühler p. 141
2011Aetosauria Nesbitt p. 195 fig. 51

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Aetosauria(Lydekker 1889)
Aetosauria(Lydekker 1889)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
S. J. Nesbitt 2011The most inclusive clade containing Aetosaurus ferratus Fraas, 1877, and Desmatosuchus haplocerus Cope, 1892, than to Rutiodon carolinensis Emmons, 1856, Postosuchus kirkpatricki Chatterjee, 1985, Prestosuchus chiniquensis Huene, 1942, Poposaurus gracilis Mehl, 1915, Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti, 1768, Gracilisuchus stipanicicorum Romer, 1972c, and Revueltosaurus callenderi Hunt, 1989
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Diet: herbivoresubo
Created: 2009-01-03 20:38:33
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:38:33
Source: subo = suborder, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Benton 1983, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Early/Lower Triassic to the top of the Late/Upper Aptian or 252.17000 to 112.03000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 247.2 Ma

Collections (289 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2United Kingdom (England) Aetosauripus sp. (184045)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0France (Saône-et-Loire) Dahutherium sp. (28092)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Batrachopus varians (31310)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0USA (Wyoming) Desmatosuchus sp. (91590)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0USA (North Carolina) Desmatosuchinae indet., Lucasuchus sp., Gorgetosuchus pekinensis, Coahomasuchus chathamensis (169982) Desmatosuchus sp. (93563) Ornithischia indet. (74205) Typothorax sp. (46567)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Canada (Nova Scotia) Aetosauridae indet. (107286)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Germany (Bayern) Aetosauripus schlauersbachensis (139738) Ebrachosaurus singularis (97736)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0USA (Texas) Coahomasuchus kahleorum (92093) Stagonolepis wellesi, Desmatosuchus haplocerus (84271)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Morocco (Marrakech) Longosuchus meadei (58618)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Argentina (San Juan) Aetosauroides sp. (24877) Stagonolepis sp., Argentinosuchus bonapartei (92317)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5Argentina (San Juan) Aetosauroides scagliai (92315) Aetosauroides scagliai, Argentinosuchus bonapartei, Stagonolepis sp. (92316) Stagonolepididae indet., Aetosauroides scagliai (92318)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5USA (Texas) Desmatosuchus haplocerus (71982 85485) Desmatosuchus spurensis, Paratypothorax sp. (71977) Episcoposaurus haplocerus (135653) Parasuchia indet. (71976) Paratypothorax sp. (105766) Phytosauria indet. (135662) Stagonolepis wellesi, Desmatosuchus haplocerus (98596) Tecovasuchus sp., Paratypothorax sp. (105769) Theropoda indet. (71979)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) Hoplitosuchus raui (72086 72090) Polesinesuchus aurelioi (175578) Stagonolepis robertsoni (92320) Stagonolepis robertsoni, A. new species (92319)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5USA (North Carolina) Stegomus sp. (32343)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5India (Andhra Pradesh) Typothorax sp. (112285)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5United Kingdom (Scotland) Stagonolepis robertsoni (57948 89005)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5Poland (Opole) Stagonolepis sp. (61448 61449 82992)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3Chile (Antofagasta) Aetosauria indet. (170677) Chilenosuchus forttae (170676)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3USA (New Jersey) Anisichnus gracilis (91694)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3Algeria (Illizi) Desmatosuchus sp., Paratypothorax sp. (107214)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (North Carolina) Revueltosaurus sp., Galtonia gibbidens, Revueltosaurus sp. (99541) Stegomus sp., Stegomus arcuatus (89149)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Aetosauria indet. (22683) Paratypothorax andressorum (106363) Paratypothorax sp., Aetosauria indet. (105834)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (Pennsylvania) Anisichnus gracilis (55413) Batrachopus sp. (84111) Thecodontosaurus gibbidens (59371)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (Arizona) Acaenasuchus geoffreyi, Desmatosuchus haplocerus, Fabrosauridae indet. (52502) Acaenasuchus geoffreyi, Stagonolepis wellesi, Desmatosuchus haplocerus, Tecovasuchus sp., Prosauropoda indet. (52499) Acaenasuchus geoffreyi, Stagonolepis wellesi, Revueltosaurus sp. (92850) Acaenasuchus geoffreyi, Stagonolepis wellesi, Tecovasuchus chatterjeei, Desmatosuchus sp. (39219) Adamanasuchus eisenhardtae (93478) Aetosauria indet. (48547) Desmatosuchus haplocerus (93352 93353 93355 93359 93451) Desmatosuchus haplocerus, Paratypothorax sp. (84265) Desmatosuchus spurensis (94497) Paratypothorax sp. (93112 93462) Paratypothorax sp., Desmatosuchus haplocerus, Stagonolepis wellesi (52501) Paratypothorax sp., Stagonolepis wellesi (93232) Paratypothorax sp., Typothorax coccinarum (57686 84266 93430 93431 93432 93460) Paratypothorax sp., Typothorax coccinarum, Desmatosuchus chamaensis (93443) Revueltosaurus callenderi (53513 57687 92811 92827) Revueltosaurus hunti, Acaenasuchus geoffreyi, Stagonolepis wellesi, Tecovasuchus sp., Tecovasuchus chatterjeei, Desmatosuchus haplocerus (39160) Scutarx deltatylus (182617 182618) Stagonolepididae indet. (93404 93571) Stagonolepis sp. (93480) Stagonolepis sp., Desmatosuchus sp. (22705) Stagonolepis sp., Paratypothorax sp. (93230) Stagonolepis wellesi (84264 92824 92912 93113 93115 93117 93118 93119 93120 93123 93126 93127 93129 93135 93226 93227 93228 93354 93356) Stagonolepis wellesi, Desmatosuchus haplocerus (52500 57683 84268 92322 92821 92922 92923 93116 93131 93229 93541) Typothorax coccinarum (48421 48546 57684 93392 93393 93394 93395 93396 93400 93412 93415 93416 93423 93424 93425 93426 93427 93436 93439 93441 93450 93453 93455 93456 93458 93459 93463 93465 93466 93469) Typothorax coccinarum, Prosauropoda indet., Ornithischia indet. (49500) Typothorax coccinarum, Revueltosaurus callenderi (57685) Typothorax coccinarum, Stagonolepis wellesi (92819) Typothorax sp. (88338)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (Utah) Stagonolepis sp. (92321)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (Texas) Aetosauria indet. (12942) Coahomasuchus kahleorum, Typothorax meadei, Lucasuchus hunti (22706) Coahomasuchus sp. (194471) Desmatosuchus haplocerus (84269) Longosuchus meadi, Desmatosuchus haplocerus (98605) Stagonolepididae indet., Paratypothorax sp., Typothorax coccinarum, Desmatosuchus haplocerus (13273) Stagonolepididae indet., Pekinosaurus olseni (13266 48424) Stagonolepis wellesi, Desmatosuchus haplocerus (94493) Typothorax meadei, Lucasuchus hunti (22707) Typothorax sp. (196537)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Argentina (La Rioja) Neoaetosauroides engaeus (101991 105692 105695 105696 105697)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Argentina (San Juan) Neoaetosauroides engaeus (105691)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Germany (Baden-Württenburg) Aetosaurus ferratus (92087 92088)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (Colorado) Stenomyti huangae (182593)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Germany (Baden-Wurttemberg) Paratypothorax andressi (47785) Paratypothorax sp. (138914)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Switzerland (Aargau) Aetosaurus sp. (22680)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (New Mexico) Acompsosaurus wingatensis (93559) Desmatosuchus haplocerus (93618) Desmatosuchus sp. (49499 93570) Desmatosuchus sp., Typothorax sp. (93604) Episcoposaurus horridus (94150) Neoaetosauroides sp. (93672) Paratypothorax sp. (93603) Paratypothorax sp., Typothorax coccinarum (52503) Phytosauridae indet. (94100) Redondasuchus reseri (83737) Redondasuchus rineharti (89969) Stagonolepidae indet. (75661 75662) Stagonolepididae indet. (55248 93607 93608 93649) Stagonolepididae indet., Calyptosuchus sp., Desmatosuchus sp. (93611) Stagonolepididae indet., Desmatosuchus sp. (93605) Stagonolepididae indet., Longosuchus meadei (93565) Stagonolepididae indet., Typothorax antiquum (93584 93585 93589) Stagonolepididae indet., Typothorax coccinarum (83738 93583 93590 179601) Stagonolepis sp. (75663 93576) Stagonolepis sp., Desmatosuchus sp., Stagonolepidae indet. (75651) Stagonolepis wellesi (179082) Tecovasuchus sp., Paratypothorax sp. (75653) Typothorax antiquum (93580 93586) Typothorax coccinarum (47126 80925 84272 93591 93592 93593 93594 94151) Typothorax coccinarum, Revueltosaurus callenderi, Stagonolepididae indet. (48516) Typothorax coccinarum, Rioarribasuchus chamaensis (74202) Typothorax sp. (54007 80926 93581 179083) Typothorax sp., Typothorax coccinarum (93588)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (New Jersey) Batrachopus sp. (187287) Stegomus arcuatus (89131 92082)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3USA (New Jersey) Batrachopus sp. (187321)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3USA (New Mexico) Typothorax sp. (89256)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Lesotho (Mohale's Hoek) Comptichnus sp. (56020)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3USA (Colorado) Aetosauria indet., Aetosaurus ferratus (92089)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Poland (Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska) Aetosauria indet. (132933)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3USA (Pennsylvania) Orthodactylus howelli (68705)
Lacian - Alaunian221.5 - 212.0USA (Virginia) Aetosauria indet. (68889)
Lacian - Alaunian221.5 - 212.0USA (New Mexico) Typothorax coccinarum, Desmatosuchus chamaensis, Procolophonidae indet. (62311) Typothorax sp., Aetosaurus arcuatus, Aetosaurus sp. (92090)
Alaunian215.56 - 212.0Greenland Aetosaurus ferratus, Paratypothorax andressi (26998)
Alaunian215.56 - 212.0Italy (Lombardia) Aetosaurus ferratus (59639)
Alaunian215.56 - 212.0Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Aetosaurus crassicauda (47800)
Alaunian215.56 - 212.0USA (Connecticut) Stegomus arcuatus (91750)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3USA (Pennsylvania) Batrachopus sp. (62768)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3USA (Utah) Batrachopus sp. (121305) Batrachopus sp., Batrachopus sp. (56131)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3USA (Arizona) Typothorax coccinarum (48423 84009 84012 84013 84014 84015 84016 84017)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3France (Pays de la Loire) Batrachopus gilberti (70801)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3USA (New Jersey) Batrachopus deweyi, Batrachopus bellus (194093)
Rhaetian - Hettangian208.5 - 199.3USA (Utah) Batrachopus sp. (57065)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3USA (Massachusetts) Apatichnus bellus (53030) Shepardia palmipes, Anisopus sp., Anisopus gracilis, Anisopus gracilior, Anisopus deweyanus, Antipus flexiloquus, Comptichnus obesus, Exocampe sp., Chelonoides incedens, Macropterna sp., Macropterna divaricans, Macropterna gracilipes, Macropterna vulgaris, Exocampe arcta, Exocampe ornata, Orthodactylus floriferus, Orthodactylus introvergens, Arachichnus sp., Apatichnus bellus, Batrachopus dispar (52986)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3USA (Arizona) Batrachopus deweyi (137291)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3France (Region Midi-Pyrenees) Batrachopus deweyi (31306)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3USA (Connecticut) Batrachopus dispar (55741)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3USA (Utah) Batrachopus sp. (121321)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3USA (Colorado) Batrachopus sp. (193011)
Early/Lower Hettangian201.3 - 196.5Canada (Nova Scotia) Batrachopus sp. (138976 138978) Batrachopus spp. (138977)
Early/Lower Hettangian201.3 - 196.5USA (Connecticut) Batrachopus sp. (192863)
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8Lesotho (Quthing) Nanopodiscus tenuis, Plateotetrapodiscus rugosus (84064) Suchopus bakoenaorum (84072)
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8USA (Massachusetts) Anisopus deweyanus (52994) Anisopus gracilis, Macropterna divaricans, Macropterna rhynchosauroidea, Macropterna vulgaris, Ornithoidichnites rogersi (52985) Anisopus gracilis, Orthodactylus sp., Anisopus deweyanus, Orthodactylus linearis, Stenodactylus curvatus, Arachichnus dehiscens, Apatichnus bellus, Exocampe minima (52987) Anisopus sp., Anisopus gracilis, Orthodactylus sp., Exocampe ornata (52998) Batrachopus deweyi, Anisopus sp. (52999) Batrachopus deweyi, Macropterna vulgaris (52995) Shepardia palmipes, Sauroidichnites deweyi, Anisopus gracilis, Macropterna vuigaris, Macropterna divaricans, Palamopus gracilipes, Macropterna vulgaris, Exocampe arcta, Exocampe ornata, Palamopus palmatus, Palamopus rogersi (52996)
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8USA (Connecticut) Anisopus barrattii, Anisopus gracilis, Anisopus deweyanus (53033) Comptichnus sp., Exocampe ornata (53000) Macropterna divaricans, Macropterna rhynchosauroidea, Macropterna vulgaris, Exocampe ornata, Arachichnus dehiscens, Palamopus rogersi (53023)
Early/Lower Jurassic201.3 - 174.1China (Nei Mongol) Batrachopus sp. (107973)
Early/Lower Jurassic201.3 - 174.1USA (Connecticut) Batrachopus deweyi (51257) Shepardia palmipes (51256)
Jurassic201.3 - 145.0France (La Serre) Batrachopus deweyi (190122)
Sinemurian199.3 - 190.8Lesotho Theromorpha indet. (56001)
Pliensbachian - Toarcian190.8 - 174.1USA (Idaho) Batrachopus sp. (195189)
Neocomian145.0 - 130.0Argentina (San Luis) Parabatrachopus argentina (55479)
Berriasian - Hauterivian145.0 - 129.4Brazil (Paraíba) Batrachopodidae indet. (58790)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03Angola (Lunda Sul) Angolaichnus adamanticus (190121)