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Captorhinus laticeps Williston 1909 (eureptile)

Reptilia - Eureptilia - Captorhinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 134970

Alternative combinations: Eocaptorhinus laticeps, Pariotichus laticeps

Synonym: Labidosaurus oklahomensis Seltin 1959 (taxon 135366)

Full reference: S. W. Williston. 1909. New or Little Known Permian Vertebrates. Pariotichus. Biological Bulletin 17(3):241-255

Belongs to Captorhinus according to J. T. Dodick and S. P. Modesto 1995

Sister taxa: Captorhinus aguti, Captorhinus magnus, Ectocynodon

Type specimens:

  • Captorhinus laticeps: CNHM (FMNH) UC 642, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Mitchell Creek, 29 (Waggoner Ranch Formation), which is in an Artinskian/Kungurian terrestrial limestone/shale in the Waggoner Ranch Formation of Texas.
  • Labidosaurus oklahomensis: OUSM 15022 (MUO 3-1-S7), a partial skull. Its type locality is McCann Quarry, which is in a Leonard fluvial-deltaic sandstone/sandstone in the Wellington Formation of Oklahoma.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-herbivore