†family Mesosauridae Baur 1889 (amniote)

Osteichthyes - Sauropsida - Mesosauridae

Full reference: G. Baur. 1889. Palaeohatteria Credner, and the Proganosauria. American Journal of Science 27(220):310-313

Parent taxon: Sauropsida according to M. Laurin and R. R. Reisz 1995

See also Baur 1889, Carroll 1988, Gauthier et al. 1988, G├╝rich 1889, Haughton and Brink 1954, Huene 1941, Karl et al. 2007, Kuhn 1946, Rossmann 2000, Sedor and Ferigolo 2001 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxon: Reptilia

Subtaxa: Brazilosaurus Mesosaurus Mesosaurus pleurogaster Noteosaurus Noteosaurus africanus Stereosternum

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution:

• Permian of Brazil (21 collections), Namibia (6), Paraguay (1), South Africa (7), Uruguay (2)

Total: 37 collections including 59 occurrences

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