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Cyclotosaurus posthumus Fraas 1913 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli

PaleoDB taxon number: 57084

Synonym: Cyclotosaurus mordax Fraas 1913 (taxon 57080)

Belongs to Cyclotosaurus according to R. J. Damiani 2001

Sister taxa: Capitosaurus, Cyclotosaurus buechneri, Cyclotosaurus ebrachensis, Cyclotosaurus hemprichi, Cyclotosaurus intermedius, Cyclotosaurus leptognathus, Cyclotosaurus naraserluki, Cyclotosaurus papilio, Cyclotosaurus robustus, Hercynosaurus, Hercynosaurus carinidens

Type specimens:

  • Cyclotosaurus posthumus: SMNS 12988, a partial skull. Its type locality is Burrer Quarry, Pfaffenhofen, which is in an Alaunian terrestrial sandstone/marl in the L÷wenstein Formation of Germany.
  • Cyclotosaurus mordax:

Ecology: amphibious piscivore