Nycteroleteridae

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Nycteroleteridae
Temporal range:
Middle to Late Permian, 270–264Ma
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Adult and juvenile skulls of Macroleter (=Tokosaurus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Procolophonomorpha
Node: Procolophoniformes
Suborder: Procolophonia
Family: Nycteroleteridae
Romer, 1956
Genera[1]

Bashykroleter
†"Bashykroleter" mesensis
Nycteroleter
Emeroleter
Macroleter
Rhipaeosaurus

Nycteroleteridae is a family of procolophonian parareptilians (early extinct reptiles) from the Middle to Late Permian of Russia and North America. They are sister group to pareiasauroids. The group includes the genera Macroleter, Bashykroleter, "Bashykroleter" mesensis, Nycteroleter, Emeroleter, and probably Rhipaeosaurus. They are carnivorous, and occasionally eat insects.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tsuji, L.A.; Müller, J.; Reisz, R.R. (2012). "Anatomy of Emeroleter levis and the Phylogeny of the Nycteroleter Parareptiles". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32 (1): 45–67. doi:10.1080/02724634.2012.626004.