Trematosuchus

Trematosuchus is an extinct genus of trematosaurian temnospondyl within the family Trematosauridae from South Africa.[1] It was first named by Haughton in 1915 as Trematosaurus sobeyi. It was assigned to its own genus Trematosuchus by Watson in 1919.[1]

Trematosuchus
Trematosuchus sobeyi.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Family: Trematosauridae
Subfamily: Trematosaurinae
Genus: Trematosuchus
Watson, 1919
Species
  • T. sobeyi Haughton, 1915 (type)

ClassificationEdit

Below is a cladogram from Steyer (2002) showing the phylogenetic relationships of trematosaurids:[2]

Trematosauridae 
 Trematosaurinae 

Tertrema

Lyrocephaliscus

Platystega

Luzocephalus

Trematosaurus

Trematosuchus

 Lonchorhynchinae 

Aphaneramma

Erythrobatrachus

Cosgriffius

Stoschiosaurus

Wantzosaurus

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Watson, D. M. S. (1919). "The structure, evolution and origin of the Amphibia. The "orders" Rachitomi and Stereospondyli". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 209 (360–371): 1–73. doi:10.1098/rstb.1920.0001.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Steyer, J. S. (2002). "The first articulated trematosaur 'amphibian' from the Lower Triassic of Madagascar: implications for the phylogeny of the group". Palaeontology. 45 (4): 771–793. doi:10.1111/1475-4983.00260. S2CID 83515233.