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Rhynchosaurus articeps Owen 1842 (rhynchosaur)

Reptilia - Rhynchosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 95808

Full reference: R. Owen. 1842. Description of an Extinct Lacertilian Reptile, Rhynchosaurus articeps, Owen, of which the Bones and Foot-prints characterize the Upper New Red Sandstone at Grinshill, near Shrewsbury. Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 7(3):355-369

Belongs to Rhynchosaurus according to R. Owen 1842

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SHRBM G132/1982 (lectotype, designated by Benton, 1990), a partial skull (nearly complete skull and mandible). Its type locality is Grinshill quarries, which is in an Anisian paralic sandstone/sandstone in the Tarporley Siltstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: herbivore