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Sclerothoracidae

- Sclerothoracidae

Taxonomy
Sclerothoracidae was named by Huene (1932). It is not extant. Its type is Sclerothorax. It was considered monophyletic by Schoch and Milner (2000) and Schoch et al. (2007).

It was assigned to Rhinesuchoidea by Carroll (1988); to Stereospondyli by Schoch and Milner (2000); and to Capitosauria by Schoch et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1932Sclerothoracidae Huene
1988Sclerothoracidae Carroll
2000Sclerothoracidae Schoch and Milner p. 90
2007Sclerothoracidae Schoch et al. p. 120

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Eutemnospondyli
Rhachitomi()
Eryopiformes
Stereospondylomorpha
Stereospondyli()
Capitosauria
familySclerothoracidae
familySclerothoracidae

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
Environment: brackish, freshwater, terrestrialsubp
Locomotion: actively mobilesubo
Life habit: amphibioussubo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Created: 2009-07-20 21:44:54
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:44:54
Source: subo = suborder, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Spathian or 251.30000 to 247.20000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Smithian251.3 - 247.2Germany (Hessen) Sclerothorax hypselonotus (134163)
Spathian251.3 - 247.2Germany (Hessen) Sclerothorax hypselonotus (134164)