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Spondylolestes rubidgei

Reptilia - Procolophonidae

Taxonomy
Spondylolestes rubidgei was named by Broom (1937). Its type specimen is RC 3, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is New Bethesda Commonage, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in the Balfour Formation of South Africa.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1937Spondylolestes rubidgei Broom p. 299 fig. 1
1946Spondylolestes rubidgei Colbert p. 260
2008Spondylolestes rubidgei Cisneros p. 360

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassParareptiliaLawrence 1868
superfamilyProcolophonoidea
familyProcolophonidae
genusSpondylolestes
speciesrubidgei

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.

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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Wuchiapingian to the top of the Changhsingian or 259.90000 to 252.17000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Wuchiapingian - Changhsingian259.9 - 252.17South Africa (Eastern Cape) Spondylolestes rubidgei (type locality: 80219 176336)