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†family Metoposauridae Watson 1919 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli

Synonym: Anaschisma brachygnatha Branson 1905 [nomen dubium]

Full reference: D. M. S. Watson. 1919. The structure, evolution and origin of the Amphibia.—The "orders" Rachitomi and Stereospondyli. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 209:1-73

Parent taxon: Trematosauroidea according to R. R. Schoch 2013

Sister taxa: Almasauridae, Callistomordax, Lyrocephaliscidae, Peltostega, Platystegidae, Thoosuchus, Trematosauridae, Wetlugasauridae

Subtaxa: Anaschisma, Anaschisma browni, Apachesaurus, Bogdania, Dictyocephalus, Dutuitosaurus, Eupelor, Koskinonodon, Mastodonsaurus durus, Metoposaurus, Metoposaurus fraasi, Metoposaurus hoffmani, Metoposaurus jonesi

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Type: Metoposaurus

Ecology: amphibious carnivore