Microposaurus

Name: Microposaurus .
Phonetic: My-kro-poe-sore-us.
Named By: Sidney H.‭ ‬Houghton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1925.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,‭ ‬Stereospondyli,‭ ‬Trematosauridae,‭ ‬Trematosaurinae.
Species: M.‭ ‬casei‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬averyi.
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Australia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ashfield Shale Formation.‭ ‬South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Burgersdorp Formation.
Time period: Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skulls and post cranial remains.

       Microposaurus is a genus of stereospondyl amphibian that lived during the early Triassic.‭ ‬For a long time Microposaurus fossils were only known from South Africa,‭ ‬but in‭ ‬2012‭ ‬a description of Microposaurus fossils from Australia was published.‭ ‬This also saw the creation of a second Microposaurus species,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬averyi.‭ ‬Fossil remains from Jordan have also been interpreted as being very similar to the known remains of Microposaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Investigations in South African fossil reptiles and amphibians‭ (‬Part‭ ‬13‭)‬.‭ ‬Annals of the South African Museum‭ ‬22:227-261‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sidney H.‭ ‬Houghton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1925.
-‭ ‬Cranial anatomy and relationships of Microposaurus casei,‭ ‬a temnospondyl from the MiddleTriassic of South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology,‭ ‬24‭(‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬533‭–‬541‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ross Damani‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.
-‭ ‬A trematosauroid temnospondyl from the Middle Triassic of Jordan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Fossil Record‭ ‬14‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬119‭–‬127‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Schoch‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
-‭ ‬The South African stereospondyl Microposaurus from the Middle Triassic of the Sydney Basin,‭ ‬Australia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬32‭(‬3‭)‬:538-544‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Warren‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.



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