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Icadyptes salasi

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Icadyptes salasi was named by Clarke et al. (2007). Its type specimen is MUSM 897, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Ullujaya Valley, which is in a Priabonian marginal marine sandstone in the Otuma Formation of Peru.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Icadyptes salasi Clarke et al. p. 11545 figs. Figure 1
2008Icadyptes salasi Acosta Hospitaleche and Tambussi p. 124

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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()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
orderSphenisciformesSharpe 1891
genusIcadyptes
speciessalasi

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
C. Acosta Hospitaleche and C. Tambussi 2008Beak forming more than two-thirds of
the skull length, fusion of the premaxillae and palatines, axis with an elongate hypophysis terminating in a greatly mediolaterally expanded disk-like plate, a deep ovoid fossa on the lateral surface of the acrocoracoid process, humerus straight and broad, metacarpal I with a flat carpal trochlea, and metacarpals II and III subequal in distal extent (Clarke et al., 2007).