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Mesosauridae

- Mesosauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1889Mesosauridae Baur p. 311
1889Mesosauridae Gürich p. 652
1890Mesosauridae Zittel p. 598
1892Mesosaurus pleurogaster Seeley p. 857 figs. 1-4 Pl. XVIII
1905Mesosaurus pleurogaster Broom p. 103
1908Mesosaurus pleurogaster Broom p. 380
1913Noteosaurus Broom p. 358
1913Noteosaurus africanus Broom p. 359 figs. p. 358
1914Mesosaurus pleurogaster Stromer p. 532
1941Mesosauridae Huene p. 56
1946Mesosauridae Kuhn p. 58
1954Mesosauridae Haughton and Brink p. 3
1988Mesosauridae Carroll
1988Mesosauridae Gauthier et al. p. 139 fig. 4.4
1995Mesosauridae Laurin and Reisz pp. 171, 172 fig. 2
2000Mesosauridae Rossmann p. 15
2001Mesosauridae Sedor and Ferigolo p. 151
2007Mesosauridae Karl et al. p. 67

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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
familyMesosauridae

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 (37 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Brazil (Ceará) Stereosternum tumidum (90216)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Paraguay (Guairá) Mesosauridae indet., Mesosaurus tumidus (90832)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Namibia (Erongo) Mesosaurus tenuidens (28468 28469 28470 28471)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Brazil (Goiás) Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis, Stereosternum tumidum (89833) Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis, Stereosternum tumidum, Mesosaurus tenuidens (89839)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3South Africa (Northern Cape) Ditrochosaurus capensis (89799) Mesosaurus sp., Mesosaurus pleurogaster (90257) Mesosaurus tenuidens (90303 90311 90312 90345) Noteosaurus africanus (13083)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Brazil (São Paulo) Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis (90214) Mesosauridae indet. (90358) Mesosauridae indet., Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis, Stereosternum tumidum (90429) Mesosauridae indet., Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis, Stereosternum tumidum, Mesosaurus tenuidens (90193) Mesosauridae indet., Stereosternum tumidum (90226) Mesosaurus tenuidens (90339) Stereosternum tumidum (90192 90217) Stereosternum tumidum, Mesosaurus brasiliensis (90215)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) Mesosauridae indet. (79927) Stereosternum tumidum, Mesosaurus tenuidens (90191)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Namibia (Karas) Mesosaurus sp. (90780) Mesosaurus sp., Mesosaurus tenuidens (90755)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Brazil (Paraná) Mesosauridae indet., Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis, Stereosternum tumidum (90227) Mesosauridae indet., Mesosaurus tenuidens (90190) Mesosaurus brasiliensis (90341 90573) Mesosaurus tenuidens (90344 90423) Mesosaurus tenuidens, Mesosaurus brasiliensis (90323)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Uruguay (Cerro Largo) Mesosaurus sp., Mesosaurus brasiliensis (90863 90865)