Leptosuchomorpha

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Leptosuchomorpha
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Leptosuchus gregorii skull.jpg
Skull of Smilosuchus gregorii in the American Museum of Natural History
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Phytosauria
Family: Phytosauridae
Node: Leptosuchomorpha
Stocker, 2010

Leptosuchomorpha is a clade of phytosaurs. It is a node-based taxon defined as the last common ancestor of Leptosuchus studeri and Pseudopalatus pristinus and all of its descendants.[1]

Phylogeny[edit]

Below is a cladogram from Stocker (2012):[1]

Phytosauria 

"Paleorhinus" scurriensis




Paleorhinus bransoni




"Paleorhinus" sawini


Phytosauridae

Brachysuchus megalodon



Angistorhinus




Rutiodon carolinensis



"Machaeroprosopus" zunii



Protome batalaria


Leptosuchomorpha

"Phytosaurus" doughtyi



TMM 31173-120




Leptosuchus crosbiensis



Leptosuchus studeri






Smilosuchus lithodendrorum




Smilosuchus adamanensis



Smilosuchus gregorii






Pravusuchus hortus


Pseudopalatinae

Pseudopalatus mccauleyi




Mystriosuchus westphali



Pseudopalatus pristinus












References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stocker, M. R. (2012). "A new phytosaur (Archosauriformes, Phytosauria) from the Lot's Wife beds (Sonsela Member) within the Chinle Formation (Upper Triassic) of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32 (3): 573–586. doi:10.1080/02724634.2012.649815.  edit