Koskinonodon

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Koskinonodon
Temporal range: Late Triassic, 228–216Ma
Buettneria.jpg
Koskinonodon skeleton at the AMNH
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: "Amphibia" (wide sense)
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Family: Metoposauridae
Genus: Koskinonodon
Branson and Mehl, 1929
Species

Koskinonodon is an extinct genus of large temnospondyl amphibian, formerly named Buettneria. It may have reached up to 3 m (10 ft) in length, with a 65 cm skull.[1] It was very common during the Late Triassic (Carnian age) in what is now the American Southwest.[2]

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  1. ^ http://palaeos.com/vertebrates/temnospondyli/metoposauroidea.html
  2. ^ Mueller, B.D. (2007). "Koskinonodon Branson and Mehl, 1929, a replacement name for the preoccupied temnospondyl Buettneria Case, 1922". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27 (1): 225. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2007)27[225:KBAMAR]2.0.CO;2. 

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