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Oplosaurus armatus

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Taxonomy
Oplosaurus armatus was named by Gervais (1859) [Listed in this reference as having been published by Gervais in 1852, but does not appear in that work.]. Its type specimen is BMNH R.964, a tooth, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Brixton Bay sauropod (BMNH), which is in a Valanginian/Barremian marine claystone in the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Oplosaurus.

It was recombined as Pelorosaurus armatus by Lydekker (1889); it was synonymized subjectively with Pelorosaurus hulkei by Steel (1970); it was synonymized subjectively with Pelorosaurus conybeari by McIntosh (1990); it was misspelled as Hoplosaurus armatus by Woodward and Sherborn (1890), Lydekker (1890), Lydekker (1893), Lydekker (1893), Lydekker (1893) and Lydekker (1895); it was considered a nomen dubium by Ruiz-Omeñaca and Canudo (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1859Oplosaurus armatus Gervais p. 464
1889Pelorosaurus armatus Lydekker p. 325
1890Hoplosaurus armatus Lydekker
1890Hoplosaurus armatus Woodward and Sherborn p. 231
1893Hoplosaurus armatus Lydekker p. 6
1895Hoplosaurus armatus Lydekker p. 330
2004Oplosaurus armatus Upchurch et al. p. 261
2007Oplosaurus armatus Naish and Martill p. 499
2007Oplosaurus armatus Sánchez-Hernández et al. p. 199

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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()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
genusOplosaurus
speciesarmatus

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