Choristodera


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Choristodera

[‚kȯr·ə′städ·ə·rə]
(paleontology)
A suborder of extinct reptiles of the order Eosuchia composed of a single genus, Champsosaurus.
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2008): Ectothermic vertebrates (Teleostei, Allocaudata, Urodela, Anura, Testudines, Choristodera, Crocodylia, Squamata) from the Upper Oligocene of Oberleichtersbach (Northern Baratia, Germany).
Choristodera was erected by Cope (1876) to encompass Champsosaurus, a new fresh water reptile from the Upper Cretaceous Judith River beds of Montana, North America.
Our concept of Choristodera has thus changed substantially in recent years.
Although the Triassic genus Pachystropheus (England, Germany) has been referred to the Choristodera (e.
In summary, Choristodera were distributed throughout Laurasia from the Jurassic to the Miocene in warm temperate-paratropical localities.
1989): Erster Nachweis von Choristodera (Reptilia, Diapsida) in der Oberkreide Europas: Champsosaurierwirbel aus den Gosau-Schichten (Campan) Niederosterreichs.
2000): Choristodera from the Lower Cretaceous of northern Asia.
2005): New Choristodera from the Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation in Chaoyang area, Liaoning China (in Chinese).
1998): New choristoderes (Reptilia: Diapsida) from the Upper Cretaceous and Palaeocene, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, and phylogenetic relationships of the Choristodera.