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Metoposauridae

- Metoposauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Dictyocephalus Leidy p. 256
1856Dictyocephalus elegans Leidy p. 256
1866Eupelor Cope
1866Mastodonsaurus durus Cope p. 250
1868Eupelor durus Cope
1869Eupelor Cope p. 25
1869Eupelor durus Cope p. 25
1879Eupelor durus Miller p. 156
1904Metoposaurus fraasi Lucas
1905Anaschisma brachygnatha Branson
1905Anaschisma browni Branson
1905Anaschisma Branson p. 570
1905Anaschisma browni Branson p. 585
1905Anaschisma brachygnatha Branson p. 588
1919Anaschima Watson p. 67
1919Metoposauridae Watson p. 67
1920Metoposaurus jonesi Case p. 3 figs. Pl. 1
1929Buettneria major Branson and Mehl
1946Metoposauridae Kuhn p. 52
1965Metoposaurus browni Chowdhury p. 42
1965Metoposaurus durus Chowdhury p. 42
1965Metoposaurus fraasi Chowdhury p. 42
1978Metoposaurus hoffmani Dutuit
1988Anaschima Carroll
1988Metoposauridae Carroll
1989Anaschisma Hunt p. 297 fig. 1
1989Metoposauridae Murry p. 271
1989Metoposaurus fraasi Murry p. 271
1995Metoposauridae Long and Murry
2000Metoposauridae Yates and Warren pp. 84, 101 fig. 1
2005Metoposauridae Parker and Irmis p. 46
2007Metoposauridae Sulej
2013Metoposauridae Schoch

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Eutemnospondyli
Rhachitomi()
Eryopiformes
Stereospondylomorpha
Stereospondyli()
Trematosauria
superfamilyTrematosauroidea
familyMetoposauridae
familyMetoposauridae

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"Large oval widely separated orbits situated in the anterior half of the skull; nares large; a suture of the exoccipital with pterygoid perpendicular to long axis of the skull and visible in ventral view; very wide the cultriform process with a long exposure of the anterior end; the quadrate condyle subtriangular in ventral view; deep and rounded sinus pterygoidei below the oblique crest on the posterior
side of the ascending ramus of the pterygoid; a posterior tongue of the articular extends posteriorly between the surangular and the prearticular along the dorsal surface of the retroarticular process; the prearticular short anteriorly; the parapophysis on two neighbouring intercentra of the presacral and sacral region; the clavicles with an indentation in the clavicular blade; the manus and pes unusually large; the femur with the main axes of the proximal and distal heads set to each other at 90 degrees"