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Mesosaurus Gervais 1865 (amniote)

Osteichthyes - Sauropsida - Mesosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36324

Synonym: Ditrochosaurus Gürich 1889 (taxon 148068)

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1865. Description du Mesosaurus tenudiens. Reptile fossile de l'Afrique australe. Académie des Sciences et Lettres de Montpellier. Mémoires de la Section des Sciences 6(2):169-175

Parent taxon: Mesosauridae according to H.-V. Karl et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Brazilosaurus, Mesosaurus pleurogaster, Noteosaurus, Noteosaurus africanus, Stereosternum

Subtaxa: Mesosaurus tenuidens

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore