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Archosauria: References

Abbreviated Dendrogram
Archosauromorpha │ └─Archosauria ├─Proterosuchidae └─┬─Erythrosuchidae └─┬─Euparkeriidae └─Crown Group Archosauria ├─Ornithodira │ ├─Pterosauria │ └─Dinosauromorpha └─Crurotarsi ├─Phytosauridae └─Rauisuchiformes ├─Rauisuchia │ ├─Ornithosuchidae │ └─┬─Prestosuchidae │ └─Rauisuchidae └─Suchia ├─Aetosauridae └─Crocodylomorpha

Derived Rauisuchia
Other Suchia


Alcober, O (2000), Redescription of the skull of Saurosuchus galilei (Archosauria: Rauisuchidae) J. Vert. Paleontol. 20: 302-316.
Poposauridae, Rauisuchidae, Saurosuchus

Arcucci, AB & CA Marsicano (1998), A distictive new archosaur from the Middle Triassic (Los Chañares Formation) of Argentina. J. Vert. Paleontol. 18: 228-232.

Benton, MJ (1984), Rauisuchians and the success of dinosaurs. Nature 310: 101.
Poposauridae, Prestosuchidae, Rauisuchia, Rauisuchidae, Saurosuchus.

Benton M. J. 1984b. The relationships and early evolution of the Diapsida. In M. W. J. Ferguson (Ed.), The Structure, Development, and Evolution of Reptiles, 575-596. London: Academic Press
Prolacerta, Tanystropheidae

Benton M. J. 1985. Classification and phylogeny of the diapsid reptiles. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 84: 97-164.
The Prolacertiformes, Prolacerta, Malerisaurus, Tanystropheidae

Benton MJ (1999), Scleromochlus taylori and the origin of dinosaurs and pterosaurs, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B354: 1423-1446.
Ornithodira, Ornithosuchidae, Scleromochlus

Benton, MJ & JM Clark (1988), Archosaur phylogeny and the relationships of the Crocodilia in MJ Benton (ed.), The Phylogeny and Classification of the Tetrapods 1: 295-338. Oxford, The Systematics Assoc. 
Archosauria, Gracilisuchus,Ornithosuchidae, Prestosuchidae.

Benton, MJ & DJ Gower (2002), Alick D. Walker 1925–1999: an appreciation. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 136: 1-5.

Benton, MJ & AD Walker (2002), Erpetosuchus, a crocodile-like basal archosaur from the Late Triassic of Elgin, Scotland, Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 136: 25-47.
Aetosauridae, Batrachotomus, Erpetosuchus, Gracilisuchus, Ornithosuchidae, Prestosuchidae.

David S. Berman and Robert R. Reisz, 1992, Dolabrosaurus aquatilis, a Small Lepidosauromorph Reptile from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of North-Central New Mexico Journal of Paleontology Vol. 66, No. 6 (Nov., 1992), pp. 1001-1009

Bonaparte, JF (1971), Annotated list of the South American Triassic tetrapods, in SH Haughton (ed.), Second Gondwana Symposium, Proceedings and Papers [1970]. Council of Scientific and Inustrial Research [Praetoria] 2: 665-682.
Ornithosuchidae, Neoaetosauroides, Saurosuchus, Stagonolepis, Venaticosuchus

Borsuk-Bialynicka, M, & Evans, S.E. (2009). A long-necked archosauromorph from the Early Triassic of Poland. Paleontologica Polonica 65: 203-234. pdf
Czatkowiella, The Prolacertiformes

Brochu, CA (2001), Progress and future directions in archosaur phylogenetics. J. Paleontol. 75: 1185–1201.

Burmeister, KC, JJ Flynn, JM Parrish, RL Whatley & AR Wyss (2000), Biostratigraphic and biogeographic implications of new middle to Late Triassic fossil vertebrates; Morondava Basin, Madagascar, Abstracts of the 2000 Meeting of the Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff - pdf. -

Chatterjee, S (1978), A primitive parasuchid (phytosaur) reptile from the Upper Triassic Maleri Formation of India, Palaeontology 21: 83-127.
Angistorhinus, Euphytosauridae, Mystriosuchus, Nicrosaurus, Paleorhinus, Parasuchus, Phytosauridae, Rutiodon, Smilosuchus.

Chatterjee, S (1982), Phylogeny and classification of thecodontian reptiles. Nature 295: 317-320.

Chatterjee, S (1985), Postosuchus, a new thecodontian reptile from the Triassic of Texas and the origin of Tyrannosaurs. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 309: 395-460.

Chatterjee, S (1986), Late Triassic Dockum vertebrates: their stratigraphic and paleobiolographic significance, in K Padian (ed.), The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs. Cambridge Univ. Press. 

Creisler, B (1996), Phytosauria Translation and Pronunciation Guide, iNet. 
Brachysuchus, Parasuchus, Phytosauridae, Rutiodon, Smilosuchus.

Creisler, B (1996), Aetosauria Translation and Pronunciation Guide, iNet. 
Aetosauridae, Aetosaurus arcuatus, Stagonolepis robertsoni, Paratypothorax

Doyle, KD & H-D Sues (1995) Phytosaurs (Reptilia: Archosauria) from the Upper Triassic New Oxford Formation of York County, Pennsylvania, J. Vert. Paleontol. 15: 545-553.

Dyke, GJ (1998), Does archosaur phylogeny hinge on the ankle joint? J. Vert. Paleontol. 18: 558-562.

Gauthier J.A. 1986. Saurischian monophyly and the origin of birds. Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences 8: 1-55.
Ornithosuchidae, Prestosuchidae

Gower, DJ (2002), Braincase evolution in suchian archosaurs (Reptilia: Diapsida): evidence from the rauisuchian Batrachotomus kupferzellensis, Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 136: 49-76
Aetosauridae, Batrachotomus,Euparkeriidae, Phytosauridae; Prestosuchidae, Saurosuchus, Suchia.

Gower, DJ & AG Sennikov (2000), Early Archosaurs from Russia in MJ Benton, EN Kurochkin, MA Shishkin & DM Unwin [eds.], The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge Univ. Press, pp. 140-159.
Euparkeriidae, Rauisuchidae.  

Gower, DJ & AD Walker (2002), New data on the braincase of the aetosaurian archosaur (Reptilia: Diapsida) Stagonolepis robertsoni Agassiz, Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 136: 1-7.  Archosaurian Anatomy and Palaeontology: Essays in Memory of Alick D. Walker, DB Norman & DJ Gower [eds.] abstract
Aetosauridae, Stagonolepis, Suchia.

Gower, DJ & E Weber (1998), The braincase of Euparkeria, and the evolutionary relationships of birds and crocodilians. Biol. Rev. 73: 367-411.

Gower, DJ & M Wilkinson (1996), Is there any consensus on basal archosaur phylogeny? Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B263: 1399-1406.

Gregory, JT (1969), Evolution und interkontinentale beziehungen der Phytosauria (Reptilia). Paläontol. Zeit. 43: 37-51.

Gregory, WK (1951), Evolution Emerging: a Survey of Changing Patterns from Primeval Life to Man. New York, Macmillan, 2 vol.

Harris, SR, DJ Gower & M Wilkinson 2003), Intraorganismal homology, character construction, and the phylogeny of aetosaurian archosaurs (Reptilia, Diapsida). Syst. Biol. 52: 239-252.
Aetosaurus, Stagonolepis, Neoaetosauroides

Heckert, AB & SG Lucas (1999), A new aetosaur (Reptilia: Archosauria) from the Upper Triassic of Texas and the phylogeny of aetosaurs, J. Vert. Paleontol., 19: 50-68.
Aetosauridae, Aetosaurus, Coahomasuchus, Desmatosuchus, Longosuchus, Paratypothorax.

Heckert, AB & SG Lucas (2002) South American occurences of the Adamanian (Late Triassic: Latest Carnian) index taxon Stagonolepis (Archosauria: Aetosauria) and their biochronological significance, J. Paleontol., 76: 852-863.

Heckert, AB & SG Lucas (2003), Clarifying aetosaur phylogeny requires more fossils, not more trees -- Reply to Intraorganismal homology, character construction, and the phylogeny of aetosaurian archosaurs (Reptilia, Diapsida). Syst. Biol. 52: 253-255.

Heckert, AB, SG Lucas & JD Harris 1999), An aetosaur (Reptilia: Archosauria) from the Upper Triassic Chinle Group, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, in VL Santucci & L McClelland [eds.], Paleontology of the National Parks, Geologic Resources Division Technical Report NPS/NRGRD/GRDTR-99/03. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service.pp. 23-26 
Aetosauridae, Coahomasuchus, Stagnolepis

Hedges, SB & LL Poling (1999), A molecular phylogeny of reptiles. Science 283: 998-1001.

Jones, TD, JA Ruben, LD Martin, EN Kurochkin, A Feduccia, PFA Maderson, WJ Hillenius, NR Geist, & V Alifanov (2000), Nonavian feathers in a late Triassic archosaur. Science 288: 2202-2205.

Juul, L (1994), The phylogeny of basal archosaurs. Palaeont. Afr., 1994: 1-38.
Archosauria, Gracilisuchus, Ornithosuchidae, Paracrocodylomorpha, Prestosuchidae.

Krebs, B. (1976). Pseudosuchia in O Kuhn [ed.], Handbuch der Palaeoherpetologie, Teil 13: Thecondontia. Fisher-Verlag, pp. 40-98.

Long, RA & KL Ballew (1985), Aetosaur dermal armor from the Late Triassic of southwestern North America, with special reference to material from the Chinle Formation of Petrified Forest National Park, Mus. N. Ariz. Bull., 54: 45-68.
Paratypothorax, Stagnolepis.

Long, RA & PA Murry (1995), Late Triassic Carnian and Norian) tetrapods from the Southwestern United States. N. Mex. Mus. Nat. Hist. & Sci. Bull. 4: 1-254.
Phytosauridae, Rutiodon, Stagnolepis.

Lucas, SG (1998), Global Triassic tetrapod biostratigraphy and biochronology. Paleogeog. Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol. 143: 347-384.
Aetosaurus, Phytosauridae, Redondasuchus, Rutiodon, Stagonolepis, Typothorax.

Murry, PA (1986), Vertebrate paleontology of the Dockum Group in K Padian (ed.), The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs. Cambridge Univ. Press.
Desmatosuchus, Longosuchus, Paratypothorax, Poposauridae, Pseudopalatus, Stagonolepis.

Olsen, PE, H-D Sues & MA Norell (2000), First Record of Erpetosuchus (Reptilia: Archosauria) from the Late Triassic of North America. J. Vert. Paleontol. 20: 633–636.
Erpetosuchus, Gracilisuchus.

G. Olshevsky. 1991. A revision of the parainfraclass Archosauria Cope, 1869, excluding the advanced Crocodylia. Mesozoic Meanderings 2:1-196

Parrish, JM (1993), Phylogeny of the Crocodylotarsi, with reference to archosaurian and crurotarsan monophyly. J. Vert. Paleontol. 13: 287-308.
Aetosauridae, Archosauria, Batrachotomus, Crurotarsi Euparkeriidae, Gracilisuchus, Ornithodira, Ornithosuchidae, Poposauridae, Prestosuchidae, Proterochampsidae, Rauisuchia, Rauisuchidae, Riojasuchus, Saurosuchus,Suchia, Ticinosuchus.

Parrish, JM (1994), Cranial osteology of Longosuchus meadei and the phylogeny and distribution of the Aetosauria. J. Vert. Paleontol., 14: 196-209 - abstract
Aetosaurus, Longosuchus, Stagonolepis

Parrish, JM (1997), Evolution of the archosaurs, in JO Farlow & MK Brett-Surman [eds.], The Complete Dinosaur. Indiana Univ. Press, pp. 191-203.

Sereno PC (1991), Basal archosaurs: phylogenetic relationships and functional implications. J. Vert. Paleontol. 11 Supp) Mem. 2, 53 pp.
Archosauria, Archosauriformes, Crurotarsi, Euparkeriidae, Ornithodira, Ornithosuchidae, Ornithosuchus, Phytosauridae, Proterochampsidae, Rauisuchiformes, Riojasuchus, Scleromochlus, Suchia.

Sill, WD (1974), The anatomy of Saurosuchus galilei and the relationships of the rauisuchid thecodonts. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 146: 317-362.
Prestosuchidae, Saurosuchus, Ticinosuchus.

Small, BJ (2002), Cranial anatomy of Desmatosuchus haplocerus (Reptilia: Archosauria: Stagonolepididae), Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 136: 97-111 abstract
Aetosauridae, Desmatosuchus.

Sues, H-D (1992), A remarkable new armored archosaur from the Upper Triassic of Virginia. J. Vert. Paleontol. 12: 142-149.
Aetosauridae, Doswellia, Euscolosuchus, Ornithosuchidae, Phytosauridae, Prestosuchidae.

Unwin, DM (1999), Pterosaurs: back to the traditional model? Tree 14: 263-268.

Unwin D. M., Alifanov V. R. & Benton M. J. (2000) "Enigmatic small reptiles from the Middle Triassic of Kirgizia", pp. 177-186. In: Benton M. J., Unwin D. M. & Kurochin E. "The age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Magnolia", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Walker AD (1964), Triassic reptiles from the Elgin area: Ornithosuchus and the origin of carnosaurs, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond., B248: 53-134.
Archosauria, Ornithosuchidae, Ornithosuchus.

Walker, AD (1970), A revision of the Jurassic crocodile Hallopus, with remarks on the classification of crocodiles. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B257: 323–372.
Erpetosuchus, Scleromochlus

Weems, RE (1980), An unusual newly discovered archosaur from the Upper Triassic of Virginia, U.S.A. Amer. Phil. Soc. Trans. 70: 1-53.

Westphal, F (1976) Phytosauria, in O Kuhn (ed.), Handbuch der Palaeoherpetologie Teil 13: Thecondontia, Gustav Fisher-Verlag, Stuttgart.
Angistorhinus, Nicrosaurus,Phytosauridae, Rutiodon, Smilosuchus.

vonZittel, KA (1932), Text-book of Palaeontology vol.II, 2nd Eng. rev. ed.), trans. & ed. by CR Eastman, rev'd with additions by AS Woodward. MacMillan and Co, Ltd, London 
Aetosaurus, Desmatosuchus, Mystriosuchus, Nicrosaurus

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