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Temporal range: Triassic
Koskinonodon BW.jpg
Life restoration of Koskinonodon perfecta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Clade: Trematosauria
Superfamily: Metoposauroidea

Metoposauroidea is an extinct superfamily of temnospondyls that lived from the Middle to Upper Triassic in North America, Europe and North Africa.[1] Metoposauroidea includes the families Metoposauridae and Latiscopidae.[2]


  1. ^ Brusatte, S. L., Butler R. J., Mateus O., & Steyer S. J. (2015). A new species of Metoposaurus from the Late Triassic of Portugal and comments on the systematics and biogeography of metoposaurid temnospondyls. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. e912988., 2015:
  2. ^ Accessed 2007/12/16