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Kimmerosaurus langhami

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Cryptoclididae

Taxonomy
Kimmerosaurus langhami was named by Brown (1981). Its type specimen is BMNH R8431, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Endcombe Bay, which is in a Tithonian marine shale in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Kimmerosaurus langhami Brown pp. 300-313 figs. 26-39
2001Kimmerosaurus langhami O'Keefe p. 16
2002Kimmerosaurus langhami 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
genusKimmerosaurus
specieslanghami

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