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Neoprocolophon asiaticus

Reptilia - Procolophonidae

Taxonomy
Neoprocolophon asiaticus was named by Young (1957). Its type specimen is IVPP (formerly LVP) V866, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Ta-Yang-Po, 56175, which is in an Anisian terrestrial claystone in the Ermaying Formation of China. It is the type species of Neoprocolophon.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1957Neoprocolophon asiaticus Young p. 2 figs. 1-3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassParareptilia
Procolophonomorpha()
Procolophonia()
superfamilyProcolophonoidea
familyProcolophonidae
genusNeoprocolophon
speciesasiaticus

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
C.-C. Young 1957Skull length and width subequal, the former being only slightly exceeds the latter. Maximum breadth of the skull lies somewhat to the middle point of the orbits, and thus much anteriorly located than that in the true Procolophon. Muzzle extremely short and pointed. Orbits considerably large with narrow and pointed posterior extension, a little behind the large triangular pineal foramen. No spike developed at the quadratojugal region. Parietal and basisphenoid considerably elongated. Otic notch apparently less developed.