Atoposauridae

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Atoposauridae
Temporal range: 167.7–65.5Ma
Late Bathonian - Maastrichtian
Montsecosuchus.jpg
Montsecosuchus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Crocodylomorpha
Clade: Neosuchia
Family: Atoposauridae
Gervais, 1871

Atoposauridae is a family of crocodile-like archosaurs.[1] Members of the family have been found from France, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Germany, Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Cameroon, and Thailand.

Classification[edit]

Phylogeny[edit]

Cladogram modified from Buscalioni and Sanz (1988)[1] and Buscalioni and Sanz (1990):[2]

Atoposauridae 


Alligatorium



Alligatorellus



Atoposaurus





Montsecosuchus



Theriosuchus




References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Buscalioni, Angela D; Jose Luis Sanz. "Phylogenetic Relationships of the Atoposauridae (Archosauria, Crocodylomorpha)". Historical Biology (Harwood Academic Publishers Inc.) I (1988): 233–250. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  2. ^ Buscalioni, A. D.; and Sanz, J. L. (1990). "Montsecosuchus depereti (Crocodylomorpha, Atoposauridae), new denomination for Alligatorium depereti Vidal, 1915 (Early Cretaceous, Spain): Redescription and phylogenetic relationships". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 10 (2): 244–254. doi:10.1080/02724634.1990.10011810.