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Machaeroprosopus validus Mehl 1916 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Phytosauria - Parasuchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 161993

Full reference: M. G. Mehl. 1916. New or little known phytosaurs from Arizona. University of Oklahoma Bulletin 103:5-28

Belongs to Machaeroprosopus according to M. R. Stocker and R. J. Butler 2013

Sister taxa: Machaeroprosopus andersoni, Machaeroprosopus buceros, Machaeroprosopus jablonskiae, Machaeroprosopus lottorum, Machaeroprosopus mccauleyi, Machaeroprosopus pristinus, Machaeroprosopus tenuis, Pseudopalatus maccauleyi, Redondasaurus bermani, Redondasaurus gregorii

Type specimen: UW 3807 (holotype lost), a skull. Its type locality is 2 miles east of Tanners Crossing, which is in a Norian terrestrial horizon in the Chinle Formation of Arizona.

Ecology: carnivore