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Gerrothorax pulcherrimus Fraas 1913 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Plagiosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 180698

Alternative combination: Plagiosternum pulcherrimum

Synonyms: Gerrothorax franconicus Kuhn 1932 (no. 170626), Gerrothorax rhaeticus Nilsson 1934 (no. 180700), Plagiosaurus franconicus Kuhn 1932 (no. 170549), Plagiosaurus striopustulatus Huene 1922 (no. 180701), Plagiosuchus pustuloglomeratus Huene 1922 (no. 180699)

Belongs to Gerrothorax according to R. R. Schoch and A. R. Milner 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Gerrothorax pulcherrimus: SMNS 12592, a skull
  • Gerrothorax franconicus: Its type locality is Ebrach, bed number 5, which is in a Carnian lacustrine sandstone in the Hassberge Formation of Germany.
  • Gerrothorax rhaeticus: LU 3176T, LU 3176aT, LU 3176bT, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Bjuv coal mine, which is in a Rhaetian terrestrial horizon in the Höganäs Formation of Sweden.
  • Plagiosaurus striopustulatus: Its type locality is Sonnenberg, which is in a Carnian lacustrine horizon in the Weser Formation of Germany.
  • Plagiosuchus pustuloglomeratus:

Ecology: amphibious carnivore