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Sanchiaosaurus dengi

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Sanchiaosaurus dengi was named by Young (1965). Its type specimen is IVPP V.3228, a partial skeleton, and it is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Sanchiaosaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1965Sanchiaosaurus dengi Young p. 324 figs. 7-12; Pl. 6-7
1999Sanchiaosaurus dengi Rieppel p. 327 figs. 7-9

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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
superfamilyNothosauroidea
genusSanchiaosaurus
speciesdengi

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 spoon-shaped, elongated mandibular symphysis; transverse process of dorsal neural arches with distinct distal expansion; humerus with distinctly expanded, dorsoventrally flattened distal end; entepicondylar foramen absent; ilium without a trace of a preacetabular process; dorsal blade of ilium broad, bulbous, ornamented with densely set tubercles; aceteabular facet on ilium undivided.