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Cyamodontoidea

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1923Cyamodontoidea Nopcsa
1956Psephosaurus picardi Brotzen
1959Psephosaurus picardi Haas p. 18
2000Cyamodontoidea Rieppel
2001Cyamodontoidea Rieppel p. 71
2002Cyamodontoidea Li and Rieppel p. 403

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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()
orderSauropterygia
Placodontiformes
orderPlacodontiaCope 1871
suborderCyamodontoideaNopcsa 1923
suborderCyamodontoideaNopcsa 1923

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
O. Rieppel 2001Dermal armor forming a carapace; palatoquadrate cartilage persisting in adult in a recess between epipterygoid and quadrate; broad dorsal process of epipterygoid; epipterygoid sutured primarily to palatine; epipterygoid meets squamosal at dorsal margin of posttemporal fossa; squamosal with otic process enclosing the pteroccipital foramen anteriorly; pineal foramen displaced anteriorly; postfrontal broadly excluded from temporal fossa; two maxillary tooth plates; two palatine tooth plates; anterior palatine tooth plates round; retroarticular process short, with sloping surface; tubercular osteoderms secondarily fused to squamosal.