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Caypullisaurus bonapartei

Reptilia - Ophthalmosauridae

Taxonomy
Caypullisaurus bonapartei was named by Fernández (1997). Its type specimen is MACN-N-32, a partial skeleton (anterior part of a skeleton incomplete beyond vertebrae 53), and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Cerro Lotena, which is in a Tithonian marine horizon in the Vaca Muerta Formation of Argentina.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Caypullisaurus bonapartei Fernández p. 480
1998Caypullisaurus bonapartei Fernandez
2007Caypullisaurus bonapartei Fernández figs. 1, 2
2010Caypullisaurus bonapartei Maisch
2013Caypullisaurus bonapartei Fischer et al.
2014Caypullisaurus bonapartei Arkhangelsky and Zverkov

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Ichthyosauromorpha
Ichthyosauriformes
Ichthyopterygia(Owen 1840)
Eoichthyosauria
Ichthyosauria(de Blainville 1835)
Hueneosauria
Merriamosauria
Euichthyosauria
Parvipelvia
NeoichthyosauriaSander 2000
Thunnosauria
Baracromia
familyOphthalmosauridaeAppleby 1956
subfamilyPlatypterygiinaeArkhangelsky 2001
genusCaypullisaurus
speciesbonapartei

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
M. Fernández 2007"Premaxilla-lachrymal contact below nares broad; postorbital region of skull not reduced; maxilla laterally exposed extending further anteriorly; humerus with three distal facets, anterior one being the smallest, articulating with preaxial accessory element and bearing two digits distally; large intermedium placed between radiale and ulnare, not between radius and ulna; distal border of radius straight and almost parallel to anterior border of intermedium and to distal facets of humerus for radius; phalanges polygonal and tightly packed."