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Hauffiosaurus longirostris

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Taxonomy
Plesiosaurus longirostris was named by Tate and Blake (1876). Its type specimen is MCZ 1033, a skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is 'Alum Shale' (Harpoceras falciferum), Whitby-Saltwick section, Yorkshire, which is in a Falciferum marine shale in the Whitby Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

It was recombined as Macroplata longirostris by White (1940) and O'Keefe (2001); it was recombined as Rhomaleosaurus longirostris by Broadhurst and Duffy (1970); it was recombined as Hauffiosaurus longirostris by Benson et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1876Plesiosaurus longirostris Blake
1876Plesiosaurus longirostris Tate and Blake p. 250 figs. pl. 1, fig. 6; pl. 3, fig. 2
1909Plesiosaurus longirostris Watson p. 3
1940Macroplata longirostris White p. 451 figs. 1-5
1970Rhomaleosaurus longirostris Broadhurst and Duffy p. 30 fig. 28
2001Macroplata longirostris O'Keefe p. 12
2011Hauffiosaurus longirostris Benson 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
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
familyPliosauridaeSeeley 1874
genusHauffiosaurus
specieslongirostris()

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
No diagnoses are available