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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1882Rhachitomi Cope p. 334
1884Rhachitomi Cope p. 28
1919Rachitomi Watson p. 64
1946Rhachitomi Kuhn p. 52
1947Rhachitomi Romer p. 311
1954Rhachitomi Huene p. 10
1967Rhachitomi Carroll p. 113
1969Rhachitomi Bolt p. 888
1970Rhachitomi Olson p. 400
1981Rhachitomi Thurmond and Jones p. 109
2013Rhachitomi Schoch
2014Rhachitomi Schoch and Milner p. 52
2019Rhachitomi Schoch and Voigt

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: brackish, freshwater, terrestrialsubp
Locomotion: actively mobilesubo
Life habit: amphibioussubo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Created: 2009-07-20 21:44:54
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:44:54
Source: subo = suborder, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Westphalian A to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 318.10000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (923 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pennsylvanian323.2 - 298.9USA (New Mexico) Eryops sp. (125140)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6United Kingdom Eugyrinus wildi (175970)
Westphalian318.1 - 306.95USA (Pennsylvania) Tuditanus minimus, Tuditanus sculptilis (165526)
Desmoinesian313.8 - 305.9USA (Ohio) Isodectes obtusus, Stegops newberryi (176092)
Westphalian D311.45 - 306.95USA (Ohio) Dendrerpeton obtusum, Sauropleura latithorax, Tuditanus tabulatus, Diceratosaurus laevis, Diceratosaurus robustus, Tuditanus huxleyi, Ceraterpeton divaricatum, Stegops divaricata, Raniceps lyelli, Ichthycanthus platypus, Tuditanus radiatus, Colosteus foveatus, Tuditanus mordex, Erpetosaurus tuberculatus (85292)
Westphalian D311.45 - 306.95USA (Illinois) Isodectes obtusus, Micrerpeton caudatum, Amphibamus grandiceps, Eumicrerpeton parvum, Mazonerpeton longicaudatum (79598)
Westphalian D311.45 - 306.95Czech Republic (Pilsen) Branchiosaurus salamandroides, Limnerpeton elegans, Nyranerpeton amilneri, Limnerpeton laticeps, Platyrhinops fritschi, Potamochoston limnaios, Mordex calliprepes, Macromerium bayeri, Limnerpeton modestum, Limnerpeton obtusatum, Sparagmites lacertinus (84835)
Westphalian D311.45 - 306.95Czech Republic Branchiosaurus salamandroides, Mordex laticeps (125662)
Late/Upper Pennsylvanian306.95 - 298.9USA (Pennsylvania) Branchiosaurus darrahi (197955)
Stephanian306.95 - 298.9Germany (Sachsen-Anhalt) Branchierpeton saalense (176536)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Late/Upper Bathonian167.7 - 164.7Kyrgyzstan (Jalal-Abad) Ferganobatrachus riabinini (58187)
Callovian166.1 - 163.5Kyrgyzstan (Jalal-Abad) Ferganobatrachus riabinini (37596 46545 46547 46549)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3China (Xinjiang) Brachyopidae indet. (138119) Temnospondyli indet. (47056)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3China (Sichuan) Sinobrachyops placenticephalus (24883)
Late/Upper Jurassic163.5 - 145.0Mongolia (Govi-Altay) Gobiops desertus (179192)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Australia (Victoria) Koolasuchus cleelandi (137194)
Aptian - Albian125.0 - 100.5China (Xinjiang) Trematosauroidea indet., Gobiops desertus (89993)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03Australia (Victoria) Koolasuchus cleelandi (137195 137196) Labyrinthodontia indet. (38541 127567)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8Egypt (Aswan) Capitosauroides sp. (138678)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (late glacial)0.126 - 0.0117Australia (Victoria) Banksia sp. (92836 92837)