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Spheroolithus spheroides

Reptilia - Spheroolithidae

Taxonomy
Oolithes spheroides was named by Young (1954). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is IVPP V730, an egg, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is gully between Chiangchunting and Chaochun, Laiyang, which is in a Campanian terrestrial claystone in the Jingangkou Formation of China.

It was recombined as Spheroolithus spheroides by Liu et al. (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1954Oolithes spheroides Chow p. 523
1954Oolithes chiangchiungtingensis Young
1954Oolithes spheroides Young p. 515
1959Oolithes spheroides Young pp. 34-35
1965Oolithes spheroides Young p. 163
1973Oolithes spheroides Cheng et al. p. 23
1974Oolithes chiangchiungtingensis Chao and Chiang p. 76
1978Spheroolithus chiangchiungtingensis Zhao p. 214
1979Spheroolithus chiangchiungtingensis Zhao p. 332
1980Oolithes spheroides Chao p. 61
1986Oolithes spheroides Yang et al. p. 151
1989Oolithes spheroides Hirsch p. 93
1991Spheroolithus chiangchiungtingensis Mikhailov p. 232
1992Oolithes spheroides Shen and Mateer p. 75
2000Spheroolithus chiangchiungtingensis Mikhaillov p. 562
2010Spheroolithus chiangchiungtingenesis Jackson and Varricchio p. 1144
2013Spheroolithus spheroides Liu et al. p. 280

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Neornithischia()
Ornithopoda()
Iguanodontia()
Dryomorpha
Ankylopollexia
Styracosterna
Hadrosauriformes
Hadrosauroidea()
familySpheroolithidae
genusSpheroolithus
speciesspheroides()

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