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Tricleidus seeleyi

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Cryptoclididae

Taxonomy
Tricleidus seeleyi was named by Andrews (1909). Its type specimen is BMNH R3539, a set of limb elements (Shoulder girdle), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Hicks and Gardner No. 2 brick pit, Fletton, which is in a Callovian marine horizon in the Oxford Clay Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Tricleidus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Tricleidus seeleyi Andrews
1910Tricleidus seeleyi Andrews p. 149 figs. Pl. VIII, text-figs. 72-77
1981Tricleidus seeleyi Brown p. 294 figs. Figs. 22-25, 43d, 44e
2001Tricleidus seeleyi O'Keefe p. 16
2002Tricleidus seeleyi Gasparini et al.

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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)
superfamilyPlesiosauroideaWelles 1943
Cryptoclidia
familyCryptoclididaeWilliston 1925
genusTricleidus
speciesseeleyi

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