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Pachydectes elsi

- Burnetiidae

Taxonomy
Pachydectes elsi was named by Rubidge et al. (2006). Its type specimen is BPI/1/5735, a skull, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is farm Môrester, Jansenville, which is in a Capitanian fluvial sandstone/mudstone in the Koonap Formation of South Africa. It is the type species of Pachydectes.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2006Pachydectes elsi Rubidge et al. p. 741 figs. 1-5

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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()
infraorderBiarmosuchia
Burnetiamorpha()
familyBurnetiidae()
subfamilyBurnetiinaeBroom 1923
genusPachydectes
specieselsi

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