Colosteidae

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Colosteidae
Temporal range: Middle Carboniferous
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Life restoration of Greererpeton burkemorani
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Tetrapodomorpha
Clade: Stegocephalia
Family: Colosteidae
Cope, 1875
Genera

The Colosteidae are a family of tetrapod-like vertebrates that lived in the Carboniferous period.[1]

Relationships[edit]

The analysis below was conducted by Swartz in 2012, showing the relationship of colosteids with other stem-tetrapods.[2]

Elpistostegalia

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Stegocephalia


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Elpistostege





Elginerpeton Elginerpeton BW.jpg




Ventastega




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Ichthyostega Ichthyostega BW.jpg




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Colosteidae Greererpeton BW.jpg




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Baphetidae



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References[edit]

  1. ^ John R. Bolt and R. Eric Lombard (2010). "Deltaherpeton hiemstrae, a New Colosteid Tetrapod from the Mississippian of Iowa". Journal of Paleontology 84 (6): 1135–1151. doi:10.1666/10-020.1. 
  2. ^ Swartz, B. (2012). "A marine stem-tetrapod from the Devonian of Western North America". PLoS ONE 7 (3): e33683. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033683. PMC 3308997. PMID 22448265.