†family Colosteidae Cope 1875 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Tetrapoda - Colosteidae

Synonym: Pholidogasteridae Watson 1917 [objective synonym]

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1875. Check-list of North American Batrachia and Reptilia; with a systematic list of the higher groups, and an essay on geographical distribution. Based on the specimens contained in the U. S. National Museum. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 1:1-109

Parent taxon: Tetrapoda according to J. A. Clack and A. R. Milner 2015

See also Carroll 1988, Carroll et al. 1972, Cope 1875, Gauthier et al. 1989, Hay 1902 and Kuhn 1946

Sister taxa: Agadirichnus, Allopus, Amphibia, Antlerpeton, Austrobrachyops, Austrobrachyops jenseni, Aytonerpeton, Baphetoidea, Caerorhachidae, Casineria, Characichnos, Chroniosuchia, Collettosaurus, Crassigyrinidae, Crucipes, Diploradus, Dipodiscus, Doragnathus, Eldeceeon, Erpetopus, Janusichnus, Kirktonecta, Koilops, Laoporus, Limnosceloides, Limnosceloides brachycoles, Limnosceloides dunkardensis, Lunaepes, Merifontichnus, Mesanerpeton, Microsauropus, Namuncurania malarguense, Nothosaurops occiduus, Ossirarus, Paleosauropus, Parmastega, Perittodus, Plesiosaurus vaccinsulensis, Polyptychodon mackesoni, Reniformichnus, Reptiliomorpha, Romeriscus, Romeriscus periallus, Sigournea, Silvanerpeton, Solenodonsaurus, Solidopus, Solidopus perissodactylus, Steganoposaurus, Tambachichnium, Tantallognathus, Temnospondyli, Theriodesmus, Typopus, Wangwusaurus, Wangwusaurus tayuensis, Westlothiana, Whatcheeriidae

Subtaxa: Colosteus Deltaherpeton Greererpeton Ichthyerpeton Pholidogaster

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Type: Colosteus

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Desmoinesian of United States (1: Ohio collection)

• Carboniferous of Canada (2: Nova Scotia), Ireland (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (6: Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia)

Total: 13 collections including 15 occurrences

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