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Theiophytalia kerri

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Theiophytalia kerri was named by Brill and Carpenter (2007). Its type specimen is YPM 1887, a skull, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Garden of the Gods, which is in an Aptian/Albian terrestrial sandstone in the Purgatoire Formation of Colorado.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Theiophytalia kerri Brill and Carpenter p. 59 figs. 3.4A-D
2010Theiophytalia kerri Carpenter and Ishida p. 156
2010Theiophytalia kerri McDonald et al. p. 33 fig. 39
2010Theiophytalia kerri McDonald et al. p. 808 fig. 10
2010Theiophytalia kerri Milito p. 8
2013Theiophytalia kerri Zheng et al.

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Neornithischia()
Ornithopoda()
Iguanodontia()
Dryomorpha
Ankylopollexia
Styracosterna
genusTheiophytalia
specieskerri

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. Brill and K. Carpenter 2007Anterior edge of snout very rugose; short, tomial edge of premaxillary beak lower than alveolar surface of maxilla; small antorbital fenestra set within a small antorbital fossa; wide dorsal process of the maxilla, striated jugal "horn" projecting posteroventrally, lateral quadrate fenestra covered by quadratojugal; stout quadrate, posterior side of shaft with groove that extends above level of the quadratojugal, bulbous distal end; and palpebral short, conical and projecting posterolaterally over the orbit; lamina of dentary extends posteroventrally over angular.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: gregariouso
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: herbivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 20:40:05
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:40:05
Source: subo = suborder, o = order
References: Benton 1983, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Aptian to the top of the Albian or 125.00000 to 100.50000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Aptian - Albian125.0 - 100.5USA (Colorado) Camptosaurus sp. (type locality: 70025)