† Placodontidae


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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  ⇒ Ordnung: Sauropterygia  ⇒ Klade: Placodontiformes  ⇒ Unterordnung: Placodontia  ⇒ Überfamilie: Placodontoidea

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)

Cope, 1871

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Lebenszeitraum in Million Jahren (Ma)

Start age: 242 Ma - End age: 235 Ma
Middle Triassic
(Mittlere Trias)

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Motility: slow-moving
Habit: amphibious
Environment: marine


Compositon of the remains:


Reference- and Source indication, Literature


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Taxonomic assignment (6)

Occurrences (1)

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  • T. Wintrich, 2017 - An enigmatic marine reptile—the actual first record of Omphalosaurus in the Muschelkalk of the Germanic basin - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (37), e1384- (journal article, English)
  • D.- Y. Jiang, 2008 - First record of Placodontoidea (Reptilia, Sauropterygia, Placodonta) from the Eastern Tethys - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (28), 904-908 (journal article, English)
  • M. W. Maisch, 2002 - A new basal omphalosaurid from the Middle Triassic of Germany - Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte (), 513-525 (journal article, English)
  • O. Rieppel, 1995 - The genus Placodus: systematics, morphology, paleobiogeography, and paleobiology - Fieldiana: Geology, new series (31), 1-44 (journal article, English)
  • R. L. Carroll, 1988 - - Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution (), 1-698 (compendium, English)
  • O. Kuhn, 1971 - - Die Saurier der deutschen Trias [Reptiles of the German Triassic] (), 1-105 (book, German)
  • O. Kuhn, 1946 - Das System der fossilen und rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien [The system of fossil and recent amphibians and reptiles] - Bericht der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Bamberg (29), 49-67 (journal article, German)
  • F. v. Huene, 1902 - Übersicht über die Reptilien der Trias [Review of the Reptilia of the Triassic] - Geologische und Paläontologische Abhandlungen (Neue Serie). Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena (6), 1-84 (serial monograph, German)
  • E. Fraas, 1896 - Die Schwäbischen Trias-Saurier nach dem Material der Kgl. Naturalien-Sammlung in Stuttgart zusammengestellt [Swabian Triassic dinosaurs based on the material in the Royal Natural History Collection compiled in Stuttgart] - Festgabe des Königlichen Naturalien-Cabinets In Stuttgart zur 42 Versammlung der Deutschen geologischen Gesellschaft in Stuttgart, August 1896. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlag-handlung (E. Koch), Stuttgart (), 1-18 (serial monograph, German)
  • R. Owen, 1861 - - Palaeontology, or a Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and their Geological Relations. Second Edition. Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh (), 1-463 (book, English)
  • R. Owen, 1859 - Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Ow, with indications of other new species of Placodus, and evidence of the saurian nature of that extinct genus - Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (9), 157-159 (journal article, English)
  • L. Agassiz, 1843 - - Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel (), xxxii-188 (book, English)