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Cymatosaurus fridericianus

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Cymatosaurus fridericianus was named by Frtisch (1894). Its type specimen is Ha, uncatalogued, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Portland-Cement-Fabrik, Halle-Nietleben, which is in a Bithynian terrestrial carbonate in the Röt Formation of Germany.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1894Cymatosaurus fridericianus Frtisch
1997Cymatosaurus fridericianus Rieppel p. 4 figs. 1-2
2001Cymatosaurus fridericianus O'Keefe p. 9
2014Cymatosaurus fridericianus Sander et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
orderEosauropterygia
superfamilyPistosauroideaBaur 1887
genusCymatosaurusFritsch 1894
speciesfridericianusFrtisch 1894

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
O. Rieppel 1997A species of Cymatosaurus of large size (tip of snout to back end of parietal skull table up to 200 mm); three maxillary teeth preceding paired maxillary fangs; nasals reduced, excluded from external naris; prefrontal and postfrontal in contact at dorsal margin of orbit; frontal enters anterior margin of upper temporal fossa