Tatrasuchus

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Tatrasuchus
Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Clade: Capitosauria
Family: Mastodonsauridae
Genus: Tatrasuchus
Maryańska and Shishkin, 1996
Type species
Tatrasuchus kulczyckii
Maryańska and Shishkin, 1996

Tatrasuchus is an extinct genus of temnospondyl amphibian from the Middle Triassic of Poland. It is classified as a member of the family Cyclotosauridae[1] or Mastodonsauridae.[2] It is closely related to the genus Cyclotosaurus. The type species, Tatrasuchus kulczyckii, was named in 1996.[1] Damiani (2001) considered genus Kupferzellia Schoch (1997) from Middle Triassic of Germany to be a junior synonym of Tatrasuchus, and recombined its type species, K. wildi as the second species of Tatrasuchus.[2] This classification was followed by some authors, e.g. Fortuny et al. (2011);[3] other authors, e.g. Schoch (2008), maintain Tatrasuchus and Kupferzellia as distinct genera.[4]

Phylogeny[edit]

Below is a cladogram from Fortuny et al. (2011):[3]

Stereospondyli

Lydekkerina huxleyi


Rhinesuchidae

Rhineceps nyasaensis



Uranocentrodon senekalensis




Capitosauria

Wetlugasaurus angustifrons





Odenwaldia heidelbergensis



Vladlenosaurus alexeyevi







Edingerella madagascariensis



Watsonisuchus spp.





Xenotosuchus africanus




Cherninia denwai




Paracyclotosaurus crookshanki





Stanocephalosaurus pronus



Stanocephalosaurus birdi





Procyclotosaurus stantonensis




Eocyclotosaurus spp.



Quasicyclotosaurus campi











Parotosuchus orenburgensis




Calmasuchus acri





Cyclotosaurus robustus



Tatrasuchus wildi





Eryosuchus garjainovi



Mastodonsaurus giganteus









Trematosauria

Benthosuchus sushkini


Trematosauroidea

Thoosuchus yakovlevi




Angusaurus spp.



Trematosaurus brauni







References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Teresa Maryańska and Mikhail A. Shishkin (1996). "New cyclotosaurid (Amphibia: Temnospondyli) from the Middle Triassic of Poland and some problems of interrelationships of capitosauroids". Prace Muzeum Ziemi. 43: 53–83. 
  2. ^ a b Ross J. Damiani (2001). "A systematic revision and phylogenetic analysis of Triassic mastodonsauroids (Temnospondyli: Stereospondyli)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 133 (4): 379–482. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2001.tb00635.x. 
  3. ^ a b Fortuny, J.; Galobart, À.; Santisteban, C. D. (2011). "A New Capitosaur from the Middle Triassic of Spain and the Relationships within the Capitosauria". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 56 (3): 553. doi:10.4202/app.2010.0025. 
  4. ^ Rainer R. Schoch (2008). "The Capitosauria (Amphibia): characters, phylogeny, and stratigraphy" (PDF). Palaeodiversity. 1: 189–226.