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Charassognathus gracilis

- Charassognathidae

Taxonomy
Charassognathus gracilis was named by Botha et al. (2007). Its type specimen is SAM-PK-K10369, a partial skeleton (complete skull with lower jaw and some cervicals, ribs and limb elements), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Willodene Farm, Locality 16, which is in a Wuchiapingian crevasse splay mudstone/siltstone in the Teekloof Formation of South Africa.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Charassognathus gracilis Botha et al. p. 478 figs. 3, 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
familyCharassognathidae
genusCharassognathus
speciesgracilis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Wuchiapingian or 259.90000 to 254.17000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17South Africa (Western Cape) Charassognathus gracilis (type locality: 86303)