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Cacops aspidephorus Williston 1910 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Dissorophidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56737

Alternative combination: Cacops aspidophorus

Synonym: Trematopsis seltini Olson 1956 (taxon 56734)

Belongs to Cacops according to R. R. Schoch and A. R. Milner 2014

Sister taxa: Cacops morrisi, Cacops woehri

Type specimens:

  • Cacops aspidephorus: Its type locality is Indian Creek, 35 (Arroyo Formation), which is in a Kungurian terrestrial claystone/sandstone in the Arroyo Formation of Texas
  • Trematopsis seltini: CNHM (FMNH) UR 279, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Olson Locality Bac (Vale Formation), which is in a Kungurian terrestrial horizon in the Vale Formation of Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore