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Proterosuchia

M.J. Benton and J.M. Clark 1988 "Archosaur phylogeny and the relationships of the Crocodilia" in MJ Benton (ed.), The Phylogeny and Classification of the Tetrapods 1:295-338. Oxford, The Systematics Association

Sereno, P. C, 1991, "Basal archosaurs: phylogenetic relqtionships and functional implications, J. Vert. Paleont. 11 (suppl. to no.4) 1-53



  Family Proterosuchidae
Family Erythosuchidae
Family Proterochampsidae
Family Euparkeriidae
Erythosuchidae
primitive semi-aquatic ancestral forms - transitional between Thecodontia and Protorosauria. 
link to palaeos com Pangean distribution
large to very large semi-aquatic carnivores
link to palaeos com Pangean distribution
medium-sized semi-aquatic carnivores, limited to Western link to palaeos com Gondwanaland small active terrestrial forms, ancestral to all higher Archosaurs




link to palaeos com Palaeos Page (incorporates some of this material, plus a lot of additional material)




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Thecodont main page

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