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Tetraceratops insignis

Taxonomy
Tetraceratops insignis was named by Matthew (1908). Its type specimen is AMNH 4526, a partial skull (fairly complete skull with one ramus of the lower jaw complete), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Coffee Creek, 34 (Arroyo Formation), which is in a Kungurian terrestrial claystone/sandstone in the Arroyo Formation of Texas. It is the type species of Tetraceratops.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1908Tetraceratops insignis Matthew p. 183 fig. unnumbered
1940Tetraceratops insignis Romer and Price pp. 18, 258
1986Tetraceratops insignis Reisz p. 84
1996Tetraceratops insignis Laurin and Reisz p. 95 figs. 1-3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
genusTetraceratops
speciesinsignis

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
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: Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Kungurian or 279.30000 to 272.30000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3USA (Texas) Tetraceratops insignis (type locality: 28256)