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Simolestes vorax

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Taxonomy
Simolestes vorax was named by Andrews (1909). Its type specimen is BMNH R3319, a skeleton (complete associated skeleton), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Peterborough area, Leeds Collection, which is in a Callovian offshore mudstone in the Oxford Clay Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Simolestes.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Simolestes vorax Andrews
1912Thaumatosaurus calloviensis Bogolubov
1913Simolestes vorax Andrews p. 25 figs. Pl. III, text-figs. 8-10
1960Simolestes vorax Tarlo pp. 172-173
2001Simolestes vorax O'Keefe p. 12

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
familyPliosauridaeSeeley 1874
Thalassophonea
genusSimolestes
speciesvorax

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
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