Captorhinomorpha

Captorhinomorpha

[‚kap·tə¦rī·nə¦mȯr·fə]
(paleontology)
An extinct subclass of primitive lizardlike reptiles in the order Cotylosauria.
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B- Traces ascribable to Amniotes; Captorhinomorpha or gracile reptiles with Hyloidichnus major (Heyler and Lessertisseur, 1963), Haubold, 1971; Varanopus curvidactylus Moodie, 1929 (Sarjeant, 1971), Microsauripus acutipes Moodie, 1929 (Sarjeant, 1971); Varanopus rigidus Gand, 1989; Pelycosauria with Dimetropus leisnerianus (Geinitz, 1863) Haubold, 1971, Dimetropus nicolasi Gand and Haubold, 1971 being its undertrack; Diadectids (Voigt, 2004): cf.
Their closest zoological correlatives are small, Permo-Carboniferous "stem-reptiles" of the families Protorothyrididae and Captorhinidae in the suborder Captorhinomorpha, and pelycosauran reptiles, possibly of the Ophiacodontidae.
Eliminating, therefore, the various Permo-Carboniferous amphibian groups and those reptiles with more specialized feet, our attention logically focuses on the small, generalized "stem-reptiles" of the Suborder Captorhinomorpha, the group that appears to have given rise to all the more advanced reptiles and thus, indirectly, to birds and mammals.