ⓘ Dutuitosaurus

                                     

ⓘ Dutuitosaurus

Dutuitosaurus is a genus of metoposaurids, a group of amphibians that lived during the Late Triassic period. Dutuitosaurus was discovered in the early 1960s in Morocco and is known from the lower t5 units of the Timezgadiouine Formation exposures in the Argana Basin of the High Atlas Mountains and was first described in 1976 by French paleontologist Jean-Michel Dutuit. Material of Dutuitosaurus is currently held in the Museum national dhistoire naturelle in Paris, France. It was originally placed within Metoposaurus as M. ouazzoui but was subsequently placed in its own genus, Dutuitosaurus, by Hunt, who identified a number of differences between Metoposaurus and the Moroccan metoposaurids. Features that differentiate Dutuitosaurus from other metoposaurids include relative elongate intercentra and a maxilla that enters the orbit.

Although many metoposaurids is known from the so-called Associations of mass death, which retain large skeletal accumulations, deposits in which Dutuitosaurus was found relatively unique in preserving a few fully articulated skeletons of more than 70 people present. This is interpreted to represent relatively save, it is possible to drying up of the pond, as it was proposed in the classic Romer, 1939, rather than transporting large volumes of remains in the other region, which would gradually dismembered, as is likely the case with other metoposaurid mass destruction of communities. Because most of the other metoposaurids is known only from a collection of Dissociated skeletal elements, Dutuitosaurus are often accepted as a guide to determine skeletal proportions and exact positions of the various elements in metoposaurids.

                                     
  • that inhabited the Argana Basin in the Late Triassic, the other being Dutuitosaurus Tetrapods living alongside the two metoposaurids included the allokotosaur
  • Dolichopareias Dolichosoma Doleserpeton Doragnathus Ductilodon Dunuitosaurus Dutuitosaurus Dvinosaurus Ecolsonia Elfridia Elginerpeton Embolomeri Enneabatrachus
  • with the lacrimal external to the orbit includes Koskinonodon bakeri, Dutuitosaurus ouazzoui, Arganasaurus lyazidi, and Apachesaurus gregorii. They show
  • formed and growth rate slows. The bones of some temnospondyls like Dutuitosaurus show growth marks, possibly an indication that growth rate varied with
  • represented by at least two genera of metoposauroids, the metoposaurid Dutuitosaurus and latiscopid Almasaurus. Fish are also known from the T5 member, including
  • Latiscopidae Almasaurus Latiscopus Metoposauridae Anaschisma Arganasaurus Dutuitosaurus Koskinonodon Metoposaurus Others Callistomordax Rileymillerus Chinlestegophis
  • Stereospondyli Superfamily: Metoposauroidea Family: Metoposauridae Watson, 1919 Genera Anaschisma Arganasaurus Dutuitosaurus Metoposaurus Panthasaurus
  • Latiscopidae Almasaurus Latiscopus Metoposauridae Anaschisma Arganasaurus Dutuitosaurus Koskinonodon Metoposaurus Others Callistomordax Rileymillerus Chinlestegophis
  • Latiscopidae Almasaurus Latiscopus Metoposauridae Anaschisma Arganasaurus Dutuitosaurus Koskinonodon Metoposaurus Others Callistomordax Rileymillerus Chinlestegophis
  • Latiscopidae Almasaurus Latiscopus Metoposauridae Anaschisma Arganasaurus Dutuitosaurus Koskinonodon Metoposaurus Others Callistomordax Rileymillerus Chinlestegophis