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†family Protorosauridae Cope 1871 (archosauromorph)

Reptilia - Protorosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 38184

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1871. On the homologies of some of the cranial bones of the Reptilia, and on the systematic arrangement of the class. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 19:194-247

Parent taxon: Protorosauria according to M. D. Ezcurra et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Akropus, Eumekichnium, Fuyuansaurus, Macrocnemoidea, Sharovipterygidae, Tanysitrachelia, Trachelosaurus

Subtaxa: Malerisaurus, Microcnemus

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Type: Protorosaurus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore