Koinia

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Koinia
Temporal range: Late Permian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Family: Archegosauridae
Subfamily: Melosaurinae
Genus: Koinia
Gubin, 1993
Type species
Koinia silantjevi
Gubin, 1993

Koinia is an extinct genus of temnospondyl amphibian from the Late Permian of Russia. It is an archegosauroid in the subfamily Melosaurinae. Koinia was named in 1993 with the description of the type species K. silantjevi, based on fossils that were found near the Vym River in the Komi Republic.[1]

Phylogeny[edit]

Below is a cladogram modified from Ruta et al. (2007) showing the relationship of Koinia to other archegosauroids:[2]

Archegosauroidea 


Sclerocephalus haeuseri



Syndyodosuchus tetricus






Cheliderpeton vrayni




Cheliderpeton latirostre



Intasuchus silvicola





Melosaurinae


Konzhukovia vetusta



Tryphosuchus paucidens





Koinia silantjevi




Melosaurus uralensis



Uralosuchus tverdochlebovae







Archegosaurus dyscriton




Archegosaurus decheni





Collidosuchus tchudinovi



Kashmirosaurus ornatus





Australerpeton cosgriffi




Bashkirosaurus cherdyncevi




Platyoposaurus stuckenbergi



Prionosuchus plummeri











References[edit]

  1. ^ Shishkin, M.A.; Novikov, I.V.; Gubin, Y.M. (2003). "Permian and Triassic temnospondyls from Russia". In Benton, M.J.; Shishkin, M.A.; and Unwin, D.M. The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 35–59. 
  2. ^ Ruta, Marcello; Pisani, Davide; Lloyd, Graeme T; Benton, Michael J (2007). "A supertree of Temnospondyli: Cladogenetic patterns in the most species-rich group of early tetrapods". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274 (1629): 3087–3095. doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.1250. PMC 2293949Freely accessible. PMID 17925278.