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Batrachopus bellus Hitchcock 1858 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Pseudosuchia - Batrachopodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 156119

Alternative combination: Apatichnus bellus

Synonyms: Batrachopus (Comptichnus) obesus Hitchcock 1865 (no. 308097), Comptichnus obesus Hitchcock 1865 (no. 155316)

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1858. Ichnology of New England. A Report on the Sandstone of the Connecticut Valley, Especially its Fossil Footmarks, Made to the Government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts xii-214

Belongs to Batrachopus according to E. C. Rainforth 2007

Sister taxa: Batrachopus argentina, Batrachopus bakoenaorum, Batrachopus deweyi, Batrachopus dispar, Batrachopus gilberti, Batrachopus gracilis, Batrachopus pilosus, Batrachopus rugosus, Batrachopus supersaltator, Batrachopus tenuis, Batrachopus varians, Palamopus anomalus, Palamopus divaricans, Comptichnus moorosi, Chelonoides wittei, Chelonoides robusta, Orthodactylus howelli

Type specimens:

  • Batrachopus bellus: Its type locality is Roswell Field's Orchard, Gill, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/shale in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts
  • Comptichnus obesus: AC 55/6, a footprint. Its type locality is Lily Pond Quarry, Gill, which is in a Hettangian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Turners Falls Formation of Massachusetts.

Ecology: herbivore