Emydopoidea

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Emydopoidea
Temporal range: Late Permian - Middle Triassic
Myosaurus.jpg
Restoration of the emydopoid Myosaurus gracilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Infraorder: Dicynodontia
Parvorder: Therochelonia
Superfamily: Emydopoidea
Cluver and King, 1983
Subgroups

See text.

Emydopoidea is a group of Late Permian dicynodont therapsids. It includes the small-bodied Emydops, Myosaurus, and kingoriids, and the burrowing cistecephalids.[1] Below is a cladogram from Kammerer et al. (2011) showing the phylogenetic relationships of emydopoids:[2]

Therochelonia 
 Diictodontia 
 Pylaecephalidae 

Diictodon

Eosimops

Prosictodon

Robertia

 Emydopoidea 

Emydops

 Kistecephalia 
 Kingoriidae 

Dicynodontoides

Kombuisia

Myosaurus

 Cistecephalidae 

Cistecephalus

Cistecephaloides

Kawingasaurus

Bidentalia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kammerer, C.F.; Angielczyk, K.D. (2009). "A proposed higher taxonomy of anomodont therapsids" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2018: 1–24.
  2. ^ Kammerer, C.F.; Angielczyk, K.D.; Fröbisch, J. (2011). "A comprehensive taxonomic revision of Dicynodon (Therapsida, Anomodontia) and its implications for dicynodont phylogeny, biogeography, and biostratigraphy". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 31 (Suppl. 1): 1–158. doi:10.1080/02724634.2011.627074.