Nothosauridae

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Nothosauridae
Temporal range: Triassic[1]
Nothosaurus.jpg
Nothosaurus raabi fossil
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Nothosauroidea
Suborder: Nothosauria
Family: Nothosauridae
Seeley, 1889
Genera

Nothosauridae was a family of diapsid reptiles from the Triassic time period of China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, and northern Africa.[1][11]

Ecology[edit]

An impression of Ceresiosaurus eating a small aquatic animal

Nothosaurs were carnivorous reptiles.

Classification[edit]

Nothosauridae was named a sub - group of Nothosauroidea by C. C. Young in 1965.[1]

Relatives[edit]

Main article: Pachypleurosaur

See also[edit]

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