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Biretia megalopsis

Reptilia - Sphenacodontomorphi - Parapithecidae

Taxonomy
Biretia megalopsis was named by Seiffert et al. (2005). Its type specimen is CGM 83661, a mandible (partial mandible with m2 and m3), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Birket Qarun 2, which is in a Priabonian channel sandstone in the Birket Qarun Formation of Egypt.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Biretia megalopsis Seiffert et al. p. 303

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassPoeciloglyptica
superorderElpidosauria
RankNameAuthor
orderSphenacodontomorphi
suborderPoliosauriformes
suborderSphenacodontiformes
suborderEdaphosauriformes
suborderCaseiformes
orderTherapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderPrimates
infraorderHaplorhini(Pocock 1918)
Anthropoidea(Mivart 1864)
infraorderParapithecoidea(Schlosser 1911)
familyParapithecidaeSchlosser 1911
genusBiretiaCope 1878
speciesmegalopsis

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