Rhynchosauridae

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Rhynchosauridae

[‚riŋ·kə′sȯr·ə‚dē]
(paleontology)
An extinct family of generally large, stout, herbivorous lepidosaurian reptiles in the order Rhynchocephalea.
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Archosauromorph reptiles are represented in the Evangeline Member by a rhynchosaur, a trilophosaur, diverse pseudosuchians, and a possible ornithodiran (Figs.
14D) document the presence of a hyperodapedontine rhynchosaur in the Evangeline Member (Baird 1963).
Like rhynchosaurs, Teraterpeton was presumably herbivorous.
Despite of this fact, the correlation between rhynchosaurs and Rhynchosauroides has for a long time been accepted probably due to the abundance of rhynchosaur body fossils pertaining to Middle and Upper Triassic deposits of the southern hemisphere, in which rhynchosaurs were the dominant herbivorous.
The rhynchosaur Hyperodapedon from the Upper Triassic of Wyoming and its global biostratigraphic significance.
(1998): The Early Triassic rhynchosaur Mesosuchus browni and the interrelationships of basal archosauromorph reptiles.