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Archosauriformes

Reptilia -

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1905Plateosaurus ornatus Huene p. 348
1908Plateosaurus ornatus Huene p. 247 fig. 98
1914Plateosaurus ornatus Huene p. 15
1915Plateosaurus ornatus Huene p. 13
1947Typothorax punctulatus Rusconi
1964Wangisuchus Young
1964Wangisuchus tzeyii Young
1970Plateosaurus ornatus Steel p. 56
1986Archosauriformes Gauthier
1989Archosauriformes Gauthier et al. p. 345
1995Archosauriformes Long and Murry
2003Archosauriformes Borsuk-Bialynicka and Evans p. 649
2004Archosauriformes Senter p. 260
2005Archosauriformes Irmis p. 71
2011Archosauriformes Nesbitt p. 190 fig. 51
2016Archosauriformes Ezcurra

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986

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
S. J. Nesbitt 2011The least inclusive clade containing Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti, 1768, and Proterosuchus fergusi Broom, 1903
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Maximum body mass: 100000 kgg
Minimum body mass: 300 gg
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Source: g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Artinskian to the top of the Holocene or 290.10000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 279.3 Ma

Collections (13759 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3Poland (Lower Silesia) Saurichnites leisnerianus (187930)
Artinskian - Capitanian290.1 - 259.9Czech Republic (Hradec Kralove) Saurichnites lacertoides, Saurichnites kablikae (180863)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Russian Federation Sylvia sp. 1 (30384)
Lopingian259.9 - 252.17Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige) Thecodontichnus sp., Prochirotherium sp., Prochirotherium permicum (188750)
Vyatkian259.0 - 252.3Russian Federation (Vladimir) Archosaurus rossicus (189402) Archosaurus sp., Archosaurus rossicus (86346)
Vyatkian259.0 - 252.3Russian Federation (Nizhnii Novgorod) Archosaurus sp. (86356)
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17Russian Federation (Orenburg) Brontopus giganteus (196927)
Induan252.17 - 251.2Australia (Queensland) Kalisuchus rewanensis (85560)
Induan252.17 - 251.2China (Guizhou) Chirotherium sp. (60516)
Induan252.17 - 251.2China (Xinjiang) Chasmatosaurus yuani (117524 143474)
Induan252.17 - 251.2Russian Federation (Nizhegorod) Chasmatosuchus sp. (28396)
Induan252.17 - 251.2Russian Federation (Orenburg) Chasmatosuchus sp. (37037 195873)
Dienerian - Spathian252.17 - 247.2Australia (New South Wales) Proterosuchidae indet. (117150)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2South Africa (East Cape) Proterosuchus fergusi (188978)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2Russian Federation (Kostroma) Thecodontosaurus sp. (159891 159892)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2South Africa (Eastern Cape) Proterosuchus fergusi (117176 117184)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2United Kingdom (England) Chirotherium barthii, Chirotherium vorbachi, Chirotherium sp. (52505) Chirotherium herculis (164932) Coelurosaurichnus sp. A, Coelurosaurichnus sp. B, Coelurosaurichnus ziegelangernensis, Aetosauripus sp. (184045) Synaptichnium sp., Chirotherium storetonense, Chirotherium minus, Chirotherium vorbachi, Isochirotherium lomasi, Rhynchosauroides tumidus, Isochirotherium bipedale, Chirotherium sp., Chirotherium minus (164930)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2South Africa (Free State) Chasmatosaurus vanhoepeni (117177 117179 117183) Proterosuchidae indet., Chasmatosaurus vanhoepeni (117178)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2Spain (Islas Baleares) Chirotherium sp. (95349)
Induan - Olenekian252.17 - 247.2South Africa (Eastern Cape) Archosauriformes indet. (171371) Chasmatosaurus alexanderi (105610) Proterosuchidae indet. (182579) Proterosuchidae indet., Proterosuchus fergusi, Elaphrosuchus rubidgei (85948) Proterosuchus fergusi (117185 182575 182576)