*SPECIAL NOTE* - Tokosaurus has now been found to be a synonym to Macroleter. This page remains online for archive purposes.


Name: Tokosaurus.
Phonetic: To-ko-sor-us.
Named By: G.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Tverdokhlebova‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Ivakhnenko‭ ‬-‭ ‬1984.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Parareptilia,‭ ‬Parareptilia,‭ ‬Procolophonia,‭ ‬Nycteroleteria,‭ ‬Tokosauridae.
Species: T.‭ ‬perforatus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Russia.
Time period: Kungurian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Based upon skull.

       Originally described as an anthracosaur amphibian,‭ ‬Tokosaurus has later been interpreted as a parareptile.‭ ‬In addition to this,‭ ‬Tokosaurus is also considered to be a possible synonym to the genus Macroleter.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Nikteroletery iz Permskikh Otlozheniy Vostochnoy Evropy‭ [‬Nycteroleters from the Permian of Eastern Europe‭]‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal‭ ‬1984‭(‬3‭)‬:98-111.‭ ‬-‭ ‬G.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Tverdokhlebova‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Ivakhnenko‭ ‬-‭ ‬1984.
-‭ ‬Impedance-Matching Hearing in Paleozoic Reptiles:‭ ‬Evidence of Advanced Sensory Perception at an Early Stage of Amniote Evolution.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS ONE‭ ‬2‭ (‬9‭)‬:‭ ‬e889.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Johannes Müller‭ & ‬Linda A.‭ ‬Tsuji‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
-‭ ‬Anatomy of Emeroleter levis and the phylogeny of the nycteroleter parareptiles.-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬32‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬45‭–‬67.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Linda A.‭ ‬Tsuji,‭ ‬Johannes Müller‭ & ‬Robert R.‭ ‬Reisz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.


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