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Chinchenia sungi

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Chinchenia sungi was named by Young (1965). Its type specimen is IVPP V.3227, a partial skeleton, and it is not a trace fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1965Chinchenia sungi Young p. 321 figs. 3-6
1999Chinchenia sungi Rieppel pp. 321-325 figs. 2-4

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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
orderEosauropterygia
superfamilyPistosauroideaBaur 1887
genusChinchenia
speciessungi

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
O. Rieppel 1999An eosauropterygian with a reinforced yet not very elongated symphysis; three anterior dentary fangs, the third one located entirely behind the mandibular symphysis; dorsal robs with a distinct ridge along dorsal margin, and a distinct groove on the posterior aspect of the proximal shoulder region; entepicondylar foramen on humerus absent.