After Marsicano, 1999, Yates & Warren, 2000, Warren & Marsicano, 2000 and Demiani & Kitching, 2003

<==o †Brachyopomorpha Warren & Marsicano, 2000
   |-- †Bothriceps australis
   `--o †Brachyopoidea (Lydekker, 1885) sensu Broom, 1915
      |--o †Chigutisauridae Rusconi, 1949 [1951?]
      |  |?- †Koolasuchus cleelandi
      |  |-- †Keratobrachyops australis
      |  `--+--+-- †Siderops kehli
      |     |  `--o †Pelorocephalus Cabrera, 1944 [Chigutisaurus Rusconi, 1948b, Icanosaurus rectifrons Rusconi, 1951]
      |     |     |-- †P. mendozensis Cabrera, 1944 [Chigutisaurus tunuyanensis Rusconi, 1948b]
      |     |     |-- †P. tenax (Rusconi, 1949) [Chigutisaurus tenax Rusconi, 1949]
      |     |     |-- †P. cacheutensis (Rusconi, 1953) [Chigutisaurus cacheutensis Rusconi, 1953]
      |     |     `?- †P. sp. [P. ischigualastensis Bonaparte, 1975]
      |     `--+-- †Compsocerops cosgriffi
      |        `-- †Kuttycephalus triangularis
      `--o †Brachyopidae (Lydekker, 1885) sensu Broom, 1915
         |?- †Gobiops desertus Shishkin, 1991
         |?- †Platycepsion wilkinsoni
         |?- †Notobrachyops picketti
         |?-o †Batrachosuchoides Shishkin, 1966
         |  |-- †B. lacer Shishkin, 1966
         |  `-- †B. impressus Novikov & Shishkin, 1994
         |--+-- †Sinobrachyops placenticephalus Dong, 1985
         |  `--+-- †Xenobrachyops allos (Howie, 1972)
         |     `-- †Brachyops laticeps Owen, 1855
         `--+-- †Batrachosuchus henwoodi
            `--+-- †Banksiops townrowi (Cosgriff, 1974) [Blinasaurus]
               `--+--+-- Vigilius wellesi Warren & Marsicano, 2000 [Hadrokkosaurus bradyi, in partim]
                  |  `-- †Vanastega plurinidens Damiani & Kitching, 2003
                  `--o †Batrachosaurus
                     |-- †B. browni
                     `-- †B. watsoni

Brachyopoidea incertae sedis:

Austropelor wedleyiBlinasaurusHadrokkosaurus bradyi Welles & Estes, 1969
    †Rileymillerus cosgroffi Bolt & Chatterjee, 2000 [tentatively]
    †Trucheosaurus [Bothriceps]

Brachyopoidea nomen dubia:

Austrobrachyops jenseni Colbert & Cosgriff, 1974 [a dicynodont fragment?]

Reference(s):

Bolt, J. R. & Chatterjee, S., 2000: A new temnospondyl amphibian from the Late Triassic of Texas.
–Journal of Paleontology: Vol. 74, #4, pp. 670-683

Carroll, R. L., 1988: Vertebrate paleontology and evolution.
–W. H. Freeman and company, New York, 1988, 698

Carroll, R. L., 1988: Appendix. 594-648.
in Carroll, R. L. 1988: Vertebrate paleontology and evolution.
–W. H. Freeman and company, New York, 1988, 698

Damiani, R. J. & Kitching, J. W., 2003: A new brachyopid temnospondyl from the Cynognathus assemblage zone, Upper Beaufort Group, South Africa.
–Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: Vol. 23, #1, pp. 67-78

Marsicano, C. A., 1999: Chigutisaurid amphibians from the Upper Triassic of Argentina and their phylogenetic relationships.
–Palaeontology: Vol. 42, #3, pp. 545-565

Milner, A. R., 1994: Late Triassic and Jurassic amphibians: Fossil record and phylogeny. 5-23
in Fraser, N. C. & Sues, H-D. 1994: In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs.
–Cambridge University Press, New York. 1994

Sengupta, D. P., 2003: Triassic temnospondyls of the Pranhita-Godavari basin, India.
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Shishkin, M. A., 2000: Mezosoic amphibians from Mongolia and the Central Asiatic republics. 297-308
in Benton, M. J., Shishkin, M. A., Unvin, D. M. & Kurochkin, E. N., (eds.) 2000: The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia.
–Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000, xxxix-696

Warren, A. & Marsicano, C., 2000: A phylogeny of the Brachyopoidea (Temnospondyli: Stereospondyli).
–Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: Vol. 20, #3, pp. 462-483

Yates, A. M., 1999: The Lapillopsidae: A new family of small temnospondyls from the Early Triassic of Australia.
–Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: Vol. 19, #2, pp. 302-320

Yates, A. M. & Warren, A. A., 2000: The phylogeny of the "higher" temnospondyls (Vertebrata: Choanata) and its implications for the monophyly and origins of Stereospondyla.
–Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society: Vol. 128, pp. 77-121

 

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