The Australian Triassic reptile Tasmaniosaurus Triassicus (Thecodontia: Proterosuchia)

Thulborn R.A. (1986) The Australian Triassic reptile Tasmaniosaurus Triassicus (Thecodontia: Proterosuchia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 6 2: 123-142. doi:10.1080/02724634.1986.10011606


Author Thulborn R.A.
Title The Australian Triassic reptile Tasmaniosaurus Triassicus (Thecodontia: Proterosuchia)
Journal name Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1937-2809
Publication date 1986-06-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02724634.1986.10011606
Open Access Status
Volume 6
Issue 2
Start page 123
End page 142
Total pages 20
Subject 1911 Palaeontology
Abstract This paper presents a reinterpretation of Tasmaniosaurus triassicus, a thecodontian reptile from the Knocklofty Formation (Early Triassic) of Tasmania. Tasmaniosaurus resembles the well-known thecodontian Chasmatosaurus and is included in the family Proterosuchidae (suborder Proterosuchia). Its skull is constructed on fairly standard proterosuchian lines, and there is no evidence to support the earlier suggestion that Tasmaniosaurus was an unusually long-snouted reptile showing resemblances to phytosaurs. A second Australian thecodontian, Kalisuchus rewanensis from the Arcadia Formation (Early Triassic) of Queensland, is also included in the family Proterosuchidae, but differs from Tasmaniosaurus in the structure of the snout and should be retained as a separate genus. The relationships of the Australian thecodontians are discussed, and new reconstructions of the skull are presented for Tasmaniosaurus and Kalisuchus.
Q-Index Code C1
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