Atoposauridae

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Atoposauridae
Temporal range: Kimmeridgian-early Tithonian, 157.3–152.3 Ma
Atoposaurus oberndorfi Teylers.JPG
Only known specimen of Atoposaurus oberndorfi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Eusuchia
Family: Atoposauridae
Gervais, 1871
Genera
Synonyms
  • Alligatorellidae Tornier, 1933

Atoposauridae is a family of crocodile-line archosaurs belonging to Neosuchia.[1] Members of the family are known only from Late Jurassic marine deposits in France and Bavaria, southern Germany.[2]

Classification[edit]

Phylogeny[edit]

Cladogram modified from Buscalioni and Sanz (1988)[1] and Buscalioni and Sanz (1990):[3]

Atoposauridae 


Alligatorium



Alligatorellus



Atoposaurus





Montsecosuchus



Theriosuchus





References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Buscalioni, Angela D; Jose Luis Sanz. "Phylogenetic Relationships of the Atoposauridae (Archosauria, Crocodylomorpha)" (PDF). Historical Biology. Harwood Academic Publishers Inc. I (1988): 233–250. doi:10.1080/08912968809386477. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  2. ^ Jonathan P. Tennant; Philip D. Mannion; Paul Upchurch (2016). "Evolutionary relationships and systematics of Atoposauridae (Crocodylomorpha: Neosuchia): implications for the rise of Eusuchia". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. in press.
  3. ^ 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.