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Emydopoidea
Temporal range: Late Permian - Middle Triassic
Restoration of the emydopoid Myosaurus gracilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Infraorder: Dicynodontia
Clade: Therochelonia
Superfamily: Emydopoidea
Cluver and King, 1983

Emydopoidea is a group of Late Permian dicynodont therapsids. It includes the small-bodied Emydops, Myosaurus, and kingoriids, and the burrowing cistecephalids. Below is a cladogram from Kammerer et al. (2011) showing the phylogenetic relationships of emydopoids:

Therochelonia 
 Diictodontia 
 Pylaecephalidae 

Diictodon




Eosimops




Prosictodon



Robertia





 Emydopoidea 

Emydops


 Kistecephalia 
 Kingoriidae 

Dicynodontoides



Kombuisia





Myosaurus


 Cistecephalidae 

Cistecephalus




Cistecephaloides



Kawingasaurus









Bidentalia



References

  1. Kammerer, C.F.; Angielczyk, K.D. (2009). "A proposed higher taxonomy of anomodont therapsids". Zootaxa 2018: 1–24. 
  2. Kammerer, C.F.; Angielczyk, K.D.; and Fröbisch, J. (2011). "A comprehensive taxonomic revision of Dicynodon (Therapsida, Anomodontia) and its implications for dicynodont phylogeny, biogeography, and biostratigraphy". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31 (Suppl. 1): 1–158. doi:10.1080/02724634.2011.627074.  Cite uses deprecated parameters (help)

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