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Placodus Agassiz 1843 (placodont)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Placodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36538

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Placodontidae according to O. Rieppel 1995

Sister taxa: Chelyoposuchinae, Henodontinae

Subtaxa: Placodus aethiops, Placodus andriani, Placodus angustus, Placodus bathygnathus, Placodus bombidens, Placodus duplicatus, Placodus gigas, Placodus gracilis, Placodus impressus, Placodus inexpectatus, Placodus pachygnathus, Placodus rugosus

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Ecology: slow-moving amphibious durophage