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Kombuisia frerensis

Taxonomy
Kombuisia frerensis was named by Hotton (1974). Its type specimen is BP/1/430 (= USNM 22936), a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Lady Frere Commonage, which is in an Anisian terrestrial horizon in the Burgersdorp Formation of South Africa. It is the type species of Kombuisia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1974Kombuisia frerensis Hotton p. 158 figs. 1, Pl. 1-2
2007Kombuisia frerensis Fröbisch
2011Kombuisia frerensis Fröbisch and Reisz

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
Anomodontia(Owen 1859)
Chainosauria()
Dicynodontia(Owen 1859)
superfamilyEmydopoideavan Hoepen 1934
Kingoriidae(King 1988)
genusKombuisia
speciesfrerensis

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
J. Fröbisch 2007Edentulous kingoriid dicynodont autapomorphic in its possession of the following characters: absence of a pineal foramen, an inverted triangular shape of the interparietal bone, lack of fusion of articular and prearticular bones, and presence of an elongate, slender parietal posterolateral process that extends onto the occipital edge of the skull roof.