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Hyphalosauridae (disused)

Reptilia - Hyphalosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Hyphalosauridae Gao and Fox p. 438
2007Hyphalosauridae Gao and Li p. 270
2008Hyphalosauridae Gao and Ksepka p. 749
2009Hyphalosauridae Matsumoto et al. p. 235
2010Hyphalosauridae Hou et al.
2010Hyphalosauridae Matsumoto and Evans

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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()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Choristodera()
familyHyphalosauridae
familyHyphalosauridae

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
K. -Q. Gao and D. T. Ksepka 2008Distinct choristoderan family characterized by having proportionally small skull, infratemporal fenestra closed in adult individuals, greatly elongated neck consisting of 16–24 cervical vertebrae, and development of triangular and spike-like neural spine of the caudal vertebrae