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Archotosaurus Paton 1976 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Capitosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 138612

Synonym: Parotosaurus Jaekel 1914 [replaced name] (taxon 138608)

Full reference: R. L. Paton. 1976. A replacement name for Parotosaurus Jaekel (Amphibia; Labyrhinthodontia). Palaeontology 19(2):415-416

Parent taxon: Capitosauridae according to R. L. Paton 1976

Sister taxa: Bulgosuchus, Capitosaurus arenaceus, Capitosaurus bogdoanus, Capitosaurus polaris, Cherninia, Cyclotosaurus spitzbergensis, Heptasaurus, Jammerbergia, Komatosuchus, Labyrinthodon lavisi, Mastodonsaurus vaslenensis, Parotosuchus dirus, Promastodonsaurus, Stanocephalosaurus birdi, Stenotosaurus, Subcyclotosaurus, Tatrasuchus, Wellesaurus, Odontosaurus voltzii, Odontosaurus, Volgasaurus, Rhadalognathus, Xestorrhytias, Xenotosuchus, Xestorrhytias perrini, Volgasuchus, Kestrosaurus

Subtaxa: Parotosaurus orenburgensis

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore