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Asilisaurus kongwe

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Asilisaurus kongwe was named by Nesbitt et al. (2010). Its type specimen is NMT RB9, a mandible (anterior portion of a left dentary with associated tooth), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Litumba Ndyosi (NMT Z34), which is in an Anisian channel mudstone in the Manda Beds Formation of Tanzania. It is the type species of Asilisaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2010Asilisaurus kongwe Nesbitt et al. p. 95
2011Asilisaurus kongwe Nesbitt p. 47
2012Asilisaurus kongwe Kammerer et al. p. 277
2015Asilisaurus kongwe Nesbitt and Ezcurra p. 519
2016Asilisaurus kongwe Griffin and Nesbitt p. 2

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Silesauridae
genusAsilisaurus
specieskongwe

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
S. J. Nesbitt et al. 2010Asilisaurus differs from all other archosaurs in possessing the following unique combination of character states: anterior portion of the dentary tapers to a sharp point; teeth absent from the anterior portion of the dentary; teeth ankylosed into the alveoli; distinctly convex dorsal margin of the dentary; Meckelian groove positioned at the dorsoventral midpoint of the medial surface of the dentary; peg-like teeth with extremely small, poorly developed serrations (see Supplementary Information for differential diagnosis using additional characters preserved on the paratypes).
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Source: subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Anisian or 247.20000 to 242.00000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Tanzania (Ruvuma) Asilisaurus kongwe (type locality: 94651 181056 181057 181058)