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Temnodontosaurus eurycephalus

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Taxonomy
Temnodontosaurus eurycephalus was named by McGowan (1974). Its type specimen is BMNH R1157, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Broad Ledge, which is in a Sinemurian marine limestone in the United Kingdom.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1974Temnodontosaurus eurycephalus McGowan
2000Temnodontosaurus eurycephalus Maisch and Matzke p. 72
2010Temnodontosaurus eurycephalus Maisch

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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
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Ichthyosauromorpha
Ichthyosauriformes
Ichthyopterygia(Owen 1840)
Eoichthyosauria
Ichthyosauria(de Blainville 1835)
Hueneosauria
Merriamosauria
Euichthyosauria
Parvipelvia
NeoichthyosauriaSander 2000
genusTemnodontosaurusLydekker 1889
specieseurycephalus

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
M. W. Maisch and A. T. Matzke 2000"Snout and lower jaw very short and high, jaws with few but very large teeth, orbit very small."