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Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pistosauridae
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|O. Rieppel et al. 2002||Snout elongated and tapering anteriorly; external nares retracted, narrow, and with longitudinal diameter distinctly less than half longitudinal diameter of orbit; prefrontal with slender anteromedial process entering between maxilla and premaxilla; frontal entering anteromedial margin of upper temporal fossa; anterior premaxillary, maxillary fangs, and dentary fangs present; parapophysis shifted backwards on centrum along cervical vertebral column; coracoid with expanded medial symphysis; humerus with reduced epicondyles; deltopectoral crest absent; distal end of ulna expanded.|