† Desmatosuchia


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Gaeabionta  ⇒ Domäne: Eukaryota  ⇒ Reich: Animalia  ⇒ Mittelreich: Eumetazoa  ⇒ Klade: Triploblastica  ⇒ Klade: Nephrozoa  ⇒ Abzweig: Deuterostomia  ⇒ Stamm: Chordata  ⇒ Unterstamm: Vertebrata  ⇒ Infrastamm: Gnathostomata  ⇒ Superklasse: Tetrapoda  ⇒ Serie: Amniota  ⇒ Klade: Sauropsida  ⇒ Unterklasse: Diapsida  ⇒ Infraklasse: Archosauromorpha  ⇒ Klade: Archosauriformes  ⇒ ohne Rang: Crurotarsi  ⇒ Ordnung: Aetosauria  ⇒ Familie: Stagonolepididae

Taxo­nomic seg­ment


This mentioned taxonomy is an attempt to make an conclusive assignment from the different classifications of various scientists. Because the taxonomy may change due to the latest investigative methods and other findings, our map is a guide only.

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Corre­spond­ing author (Name, Year)

Case, 1920

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Lebenszeitraum in Million Jahren (Ma)

Start age: 228 Ma - End age: 208.5 Ma
Upper/Late Triassic
(Obere Trias)

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Motility: actively mobile
Environment: terrestrial


Compositon of the remains:


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On the same taxonomic level (siblings) (Count: 16)

Taxonomic assignment (17)

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  • W. G. Parker, 2016 - Revised phylogenetic analysis of the Aetosauria (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia); assessing the effects of incongruent morphological character sets - PeerJ (4), e1583- (journal article, English)
  • A. B. Heckert, 2015 - A new aetosaur (Archosauria, Suchia) from the Upper Triassic Pekin Formation, Deep River Basin, North Carolina, U.S.A., and its implications for early aetosaur evolution - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (35), e8818- (journal article, English)
  • L. Roberto-da-Silva, 2014 - A new aetosaur from the Upper Triassic of the Santa Maria Formation, southern Brazil - Zootaxa (3764), 240-278 (journal article, English)
  • J. B. Desojo, 2013 - Aetosauria: a clade of armoured pseudosuchians from the Upper Triassic continental beds - Anatomy, Phylogeny and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin. Geological Society, London, Special Publications (379), 203-239 (book chapter, English)
  • T. Sulej, 2010 - The skull of an early Late Triassic aetosaur and the evolution of the stagonolepidid archosaurian reptiles - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (158), 860-881 (journal article, English)
  • W. G. Parker, 2008 - A new desmatosuchine aetosaur (Archosauria: Suchia) from the Upper Triassic Tecovas Formation (Dockum Group) of Texas - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (28), 692-701 (journal article, English)
  • W. G. Parker, 2007 - Reassessment of the Aetosaur "Desmatosuchus" chamaensis with a reanalysis of the phylogeny of the Aetosauria (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology (5), 41-67 (journal article, English)
  • S. G. Lucas, 2007 - A new aetosaur from the Upper Triassic (Adamanian: Carnian) of Arizona - Triassic of the American West, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin (40), 241-247 (book/book chapter, English)
  • J. A. Spielmann, 2006 - Revision of Redondasuchus (Archosauria: Aetosauria) from the Upper Triassic Redonda Formation, New Mexico, with description of a new species - The Triassic-Jurassic Terrestrial Transition, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin (37), 583-587 (book chapter, English)
  • W. G. Parker, 2005 - A new species of the Late Triassic aetosaur Desmatosuchus (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) - Comptes Rendus Palevol (4), 327-340 (journal article, English)
  • A. B. Heckert, 2000 - Taxonomy, phylogeny, biostratigraphy, biochronology, paleobiogeography, and evolution of the Late Triassic Aetosauria (Archosauria: Crurotarsi) - Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Teil I (11-12), 1539-1587 (journal article, English)
  • R. A. Long, 1995 - Late Triassic (Carnian and Norian) tetrapods from the southwestern United States - New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin (4), 1-254 (serial monograph, English)
  • J. M. Parrish, 1993 - Phylogeny of the Crocodylotarsi, with reference to archosaurian and crurotarsan monophyly - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (13), 287-308 (journal article, English)
  • A. P. Hunt, 1990 - Re-evaluation of "Typothorax" meadei, a Late Triassic aetosaur from the United States - Palaeontologische Zeitschrift (64), 317-328 (journal article, English)
  • R. L. Carroll, 1988 - - Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution (), 1-698 (compendium, English)
  • R. A. Long, 1985 - Aetosaur dermal armor from the Late Triassic of southwestern North America, with special reference to material from the Chinle Formation of Petrified Forest National Park - Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin (54), 45-68 (journal article, English)
  • J. F. Bonaparte, 1969 - Dos nuevas "faunas" de reptiles triasicos de Argentina [Two new reptilian "faunas" of the Argentine Triassic] - Gondwana Stratigraphy (2), 283-306 (journal article, Spanish)
  • H. J. Sawin, 1947 - The pseudosuchian reptile Typothorax meadei - Journal of Paleontology (21), 201-238 (journal article, English)
  • F. v. Huene, 1942 - Lieferungen 3/4. Pseudosuchia, Saurischia, Rhynchosauridae und Schlussabschnitt [Parts 3/4. Pseudosuchia, Saurischia, Rhynchosauridae, and Conclusions] - Die Fossilen Reptilien des Südamerikanischen Gondwanalandes. Ergebnisse der Sauriergrabungen in Südbrasilien 1928/29 [The Fossil Reptiles of South American Gondwanaland. Results of the Dinosaur Expeditions in southern Brazil 1928/29]. C. H. Beck'sche V (), 161-332 (serial monograph, German)
  • O. Kuhn, 1936 - Weitere Parasuchier und Labyrinthodonten aus dem Blasensandstein des mittleren Keuper von Ebrach [Further parasuchians and labyrinthodonts from the Blasensandstein of the middle Keuper of Ebrach] - Paläontographica Abteilung A (83), 61-98 (journal article, German)
  • E. C. Case, 1920 - Preliminary description of a new suborder of phytosaurian reptiles with a description of a new species of Phytosaurus - Journal of Geology (28), 524-535 (journal article, English)
  • M. G. Mehl, 1915 - New reptiles from the Trias of Arizona and new Mexico - Science (41), 735- (journal article, English)
  • E. D. Cope, 1892 - A contribution to the vertebrate paleontology of Texas - Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (30), 123-131 (journal article, English)