A New Triassic Marine Reptile from Southwestern China

  title={A New Triassic Marine Reptile from Southwestern China},
  author={Chun Li and O. Rieppel and X. Wu and Li-Jun Zhao and Liting Wang},
  • Chun Li, O. Rieppel, +2 authors Liting Wang
  • Published 2011
  • Geology
  • ABSTRACT A new genus and species of marine reptile is described from the Pelsonian (Anisian, Middle Triassic) of Luoping County, Yunnan Province, southwestern China. This diapsid reptile with a secondarily closed upper temporal fossa is the sister taxon to Saurosphargis from the lower Muschelkalk (Anisian, Middle Triassic) of central Europe. It further emphasizes the close faunal affinities between the Eastern and Western Tethyan realm. The new taxon is convergent on cyamodontoid placodonts… CONTINUE READING
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