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First record of Colognathus (?Amniota) from the Middle Triassic of Europe

This is a short note redescribing material from the Middle Triassic of Germany that is referable to the enigmatic vertebrate taxon Colognathus, which has been considered everything from a 'fish' to and archosauromorph reptile. Unfortunately the new material does not clarify the systematic position of Colognathus, but does represent a temporal and geographic extension.

Sues, H. -D.,  and R. R. Schoch. 2013. First record of Colognathus (?Amniota) from the Middle Triassic of Europe, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33:4, 998-1002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2013.732977

2 comments:

  1. Any speculations? What's your opinion of what it is?

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  2. If Sues and Schoch could not figure it out then I have no chance of doing so either.

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