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Watongia meieri Olson 1974 (synapsid)

Osteichthyes - Synapsida - Varanopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 141909

Full reference: E. C. Olson. 1974. On the Source of Therapsids. Annals of the South African Museum 64:27-46

Belongs to Watongia according to R. R. Reisz and M. Laurin 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UCMP 143278 (formerly UCLA VP 3132), a partial skeleton (partial skull, anterior dorsal vertebrae, partial pectoral girdle, ribs, gastralia, and limb elelments). Its type locality is BC-7 (Chickasha Formation), which is in a Roadian/Wordian deltaic sandstone/shale in the Chickasha Formation of Oklahoma.

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