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Mesosaurus

- Mesosauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1865Mesosaurus Gervais
1889Ditrochosaurus Gürich p. 641
1889Mesosaurus Gürich pp. 641, 652
1889Mesosaurus Lydekker p. 300
1892Mesosaurus Seeley pp. 603-604
1914Mesosaurus Stromer p. 531
1941Mesosaurus Huene figs. Pls. VII-IX
1987Mesosaurus Oelofsen and Araujo p. 371 fig. 2
1988Mesosaurus Carroll
2000Mesosaurus Rossmann p. 15
2002Mesosaurus Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Mesosaurus Karl et al. p. 68

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
RankNameAuthor
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
familyMesosauridae
genusMesosaurus

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
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Ontogeny: addition of parts, modification of partsf
Environment: coastal, marine, brackishf
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: amphibiousf
Diet: piscivoref
Dispersal: direct/internalf
Created: 2009-07-20 08:24:16
Modified: 2009-08-20 11:46:24
Source: f = family, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Rossmann 2002

Age range: Artinskian or 290.10000 to 279.30000 Ma

Collections (24 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Brazil (Paraná) M. brasiliensis (90341 90573) M. tenuidens (90190 90344 90423) M. tenuidens, M. brasiliensis (90323)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Brazil (Goiás) M. tenuidens (89839)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Uruguay (Cerro Largo) M. sp., M. brasiliensis (90863 90865)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3South Africa (Northern Cape) Ditrochosaurus capensis (89799) M. sp. (90257) M. tenuidens (90311 90312 90345)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Brazil (São Paulo) M. brasiliensis (90215) M. tenuidens (90193 90339)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Namibia (Erongo) M. tenuidens (28468 28469 28470 28471)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Namibia (Karas) M. sp. (90780) M. sp., M. tenuidens (90755)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) M. tenuidens (90191)