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Wonambi barriei

Reptilia - Squamata - Madtsoiidae

Taxonomy
Wonambi barriei was named by Scanlon and Lee (2000). Its type specimen is QMF 23038, a set of vertebrae (a single mid-trunk vertebra), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Wayne’s Wok Site, which is in a Miocene terrestrial limestone in Australia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2000Wonambi barriei Scanlon and Lee p. 417 fig. 2e
2005Wonambi barriei Scanlon p. 142

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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()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes()
familyMadtsoiidae()
genusWonambi
speciesbarriei

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
J. D. Scanlon and M. S. Y. Lee 2000"Trunk vertebrae less than 15 mm wide in adults (total length estimated to be less than 3 m); relatively large neural canal and shallow zygosphene; zygapophyses approximately 20 degrees above horizontal. Single large parazygantral foramen on each side of neural arch. Palatine relatively narrow (mediolateral dimension of choanal process subequal to that of tooth-bearing portion). (pg. 417)"