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Rhomaleosauridae

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1928Rhomaleosauridae Nopcsa
1956Thaumatosauridae Romer
1963Rhomaleosauridae Persson p. 6
1966Rhomaleosauridae Kuhn p. 115
2001Rhomaleosauridae O'Keefe p. 19 fig. 20
2010Rhomaleosauridae Ketchum and Benson p. 15
2011Rhomaleosauridae Ketchum and Benson p. 126
2012Rhomaleosauridae Benson et al.
2014Rhomaleosauridae Benson and Druckenmiller figs. 2-3
2015Rhomaleosauridae Smith
2017Rhomaleosauridae Smith and Araújo

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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)
familyRhomaleosauridaeNopcsa 1928
familyRhomaleosauridaeNopcsa 1928

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
F. R. O'Keefe 2001"Grooves in front of external nares present; paraoccipital process robust; squared lappet of pterygoid underlying pterygoid quadrate ramus present; lateral palatal fenestration present; bowed maxilla present; premaxillary/dentary fangs present; cervical centra lengths less than heights; cervical zygopophyses as wide as centra (reversal)."