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Liopleurodon ferox

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Taxonomy
Liopleurodon ferox was named by Sauvage (1873). Its type specimen is BMNH R3536, a tooth, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Le Wast, which is in a Callovian marine horizon in the Oxford Clay Formation of France.

It was recombined as Polyptychodon ferox by Sauvage (1880); it was recombined as Pliosaurus ferox by Lydekker (1889), Andrews (1913), Swinton (1934) and Delair (1960).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1873Liopleurodon ferox Sauvage
1880Polyptychodon ferox Sauvage fig. 544
1883Thaumatosaurus mosquensis Kiprijanoff
1889Pliosaurus ferox Lydekker p. 145 fig. 45
1913Pliosaurus ferox Andrews p. 21
1934Pliosaurus ferox Swinton p. 58
1960Pliosaurus ferox Delair pp. 72-73
1960Liopleurodon ferox Tarlo pp. 165-167
2001Liopleurodon ferox O'Keefe p. 14

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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
genusLiopleurodon
speciesferox

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