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Metoposaurus

- Metoposauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Metopias Meyer
1845Metopias Meyer p. 282
1849Metopias d'Orbigny p. 213
1890Metoposaurus Lydekker
1919Metoposaurus Watson p. 67
1965Metoposaurus Chowdhury p. 42
1988Metoposaurus Carroll
1989Metoposaurus Hunt p. 297 fig. 1
1989Metoposaurus Murry p. 271
1995Metoposaurus Long and Murry
2004Metoposaurus Milner and Schoch
2007Metoposaurus Sulej
2013Metoposaurus Schoch

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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()
Trematosauria
superfamilyTrematosauroidea
familyMetoposauridae
genusMetoposaurusLydekker 1890

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
T. Sulej 2007"The interclavicle with relatively long posterior part and small “centre” of sculpture consisting of isometric pits; the glenoid of scapula directed posterolaterally; the braincase weakly ossified; the humerus, scapula, and fibula relatively slender."
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: brackish, freshwater, terrestrialsubp
Locomotion: actively mobilesubo
Life habit: amphibioussubo
Diet: piscivoreg
Created: 2009-01-03 21:09:05
Modified: 2009-01-03 23:09:05
Source: g = genus, subo = suborder, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Benton 1983

Age range: base of the Julian to the top of the Rhaetian or 235.00000 to 201.30000 Ma

Collections (24 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Carnian237.0 - 228.0India (Madhya Pradesh) Temnospondyli indet. (94787)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Canada (Nova Scotia) Stereospondyli indet. (107286)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Metopias diagnosticus (97870) Metopias stuttgartensis (106462) M. diagnosticus (106458 106459 106461 106463 106997)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy (Bolzano) M. diagnosticus (106510)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Germany (Bayern) M. heimi (97735 97736 97737 97738) M. sp. (124374)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5Portugal (Algarve) Metoposauridae indet. (82902)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5USA (Texas) Buettneria bakeri (22666)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5Poland (Opole) M. diagnosticus (61449) M. sp. (61448)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3USA (Texas) M. sp., M. perfecta (39671)
Julian235.0 - 232.0Austria (Lower Austria) M. santaecrucis (197689)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Germany (Baden-Württemberg) M. diagnosticus (106509)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3France (Lorraine) Capitosauridae indet. (36106)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Germany (Sachsen-Anhalt) M. ultimus (139483)