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Palaeosaurus Riley and Stutchbury 1836 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Phytosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 53021

Full reference: H. Riley and S. Stutchbury. 1836. A description of various fossil remains of three distinct saurian animals discovered in the autumn of 1834, in the Magnesian Conglomerate on Durdham Down, near Bristol. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 2:397-399

Parent taxon: Phytosauria according to M. J. Benton et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Angistorhinopsis, Angistorhinopsis ruetimeyeri, Angistorhinus gracilis, Belodon, Belodon ingens, Belodon lepturus, Belodon plieningeri, Belodon scolopax, Belodon superciliosus, Belodon validus, Brachysuchus maleriensis, Centemodon, Centemodon sulcatus, Clepsysaurus, Clepsysaurus leai, Clepsysaurus pennsylvanicus, Clepsysaurus veatleianus, Coburgosuchus, Compsosaurus, Compsosaurus priscus, Diandongosuchus, Dicynodon rosmarus, Eurydorus, Eurydorus serridens, Francosuchus, Francosuchus broilii, Francosuchus latus, Heterodontichnites, Heterodontosuchus, Heterodontosuchus ganei, Leptosuchus imperfecta, Omosaurus, Omosaurus perplexus, Palaeoctonus, Palaeoctonus appalachianus, Palaeoctonus aulacodus, Palaeoctonus dumblianus, Palaeoctonus orthodon, Palaeosaurus fraserianus, Palaeosaurus platyodon, Palaeosaurus stricklandi, Parasuchidae, Phytosaurus, Phytosaurus cubicodon, Phytosaurus cylindricodon, Promystriosuchus, Rhytidodon rostratus, Rileya bristolensis, Rutiodon manhattanensis, Suchoprion, Suchoprion cyphodon, Suchoprion sulcidens, Termatosaurus albertii, Mesorhinosuchidae, Mystriosuchidae, Pelycosimia, Apatopodidae, Rutiodontidae

Subtaxa: Palaeosaurus carolinensis, Palaeosaurus cylindrodon, Palaeosaurus priscus, Palaeosaurus sulcatus

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Ecology: carnivore