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Champsosaurus Cope 1876 (choristodere)

Reptilia - Choristodera

PaleoDB taxon number: 37786

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1876. On some extinct reptiles and Batrachia from the Judith River and Fox Hills Beds of Montana. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 28:340-359

Parent taxon: Neochoristodera according to R. Matsumoto et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Champsosauridae, Ikechosaurus, Simoedosauridae, Simoedosaurus, Tchoiria

Subtaxa: Champsosaurus albertensis, Champsosaurus ambulator, Champsosaurus annectens, Champsosaurus australis, Champsosaurus brevicollis, Champsosaurus gigas, Champsosaurus inelegans, Champsosaurus inflatus, Champsosaurus laramiensis, Champsosaurus lindoei, Champsosaurus natator, Champsosaurus profundus, Champsosaurus puercensis, Champsosaurus saponensis, Champsosaurus tenuis, Champsosaurus vaccinsulensis

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Type: Champsosaurus profundus

Ecology: aquatic piscivore