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Temporal range: Early - Late Triassic
Plagiosaurus DB.jpg
Life restoration of Plagiosaurus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Clade: Trematosauria
Superfamily: Plagiosauroidea
Abel, 1919

Plagiosauroidea is a superfamily of Temnospondyli that lived in the Triassic period.


  • Warren (1998), Laidleria uncovered: a redescription of Laidleria gracilis Kitching (1957), a temnospondyl from the Cynognathus Zone of South Africa. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 122: 167-185.
  • Yates & Warren (2000), The phylogeny of the 'higher' temnospondyls (Vertebrata: Choanata) and its implications for the monophyly and origins of the Stereospondyli. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 128: 77-121.

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