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Scaphiopus (Spea) alexanderi

Salientia - Pelobatidae

Taxonomy
Scaphiopus alexanderi was named by Zweifel (1956). Its type specimen is UCMP 45030, a partial skeleton (posterior part of skull, vertebral column, parts of pectoral and pelvic girdles, some limb bones), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Fish Lake Valley, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Esmeralda Formation of Nevada.

It was recombined as Spea alexanderi by Tihen (1960); it was recombined as Scaphiopus (Spea) alexanderi by Estes and Tihen (1964).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1956Scaphiopus alexanderi Zweifel p. 16
1960Spea alexanderi Tihen p. 92
1964Scaphiopus (Spea) alexanderi Estes and Tihen p. 460
1973Scaphiopus alexanderi Holman p. 150

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Lissamphibia()
Batrachia(Macartney 1802)
orderSalientia
orderAnura()
superfamilyPelobatoideaLaurent 1979
familyPelobatidaeLataste 1879
genusScaphiopusCope 1866
subgenusSpea
speciesalexanderi()

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