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Mesosaurus tenuidens

- Mesosauridae

Taxonomy
Mesosaurus tenuidens was named by Gervais (1865). Its type specimen is MNHN 1865-77, a partial skeleton (anterior trunk and skull), and it is a mold.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1865Mesosaurus tenuidens Gervais figs. pl. 7
1869Mesosaurus tenuidens Gervais p. 223
1889Ditrochosaurus capensis Gürich p. 641 figs. pl. XXVII
1889Mesosaurus tenuidens Lydekker p. 300 fig. 85
1892Mesosaurus tenuidens Seeley p. 591 figs. 5 Pl. XVIII
1905Ditrochosaurus capensis Broom p. 103
1905Mesosaurus tenuidens Broom pp. 103, 106 figs. 1-5 Pl. IX
1908Mesosaurus capensis Broom p. 380
1908Mesosaurus tenuidens Broom p. 380
1908Mesosaurus brasiliensis Mac Gregor
1914Mesosaurus capensis Stromer p. 531
1914Mesosaurus tenuidens Stromer p. 531
1987Mesosaurus tenuidens Oelofsen and Araujo p. 370
1999Mesosaurus tenuidens Rossmann and Maisch p. 72 figs. 1, 2
2000Mesosaurus tenuidens Rossmann p. 15 fig. 1
2002Mesosaurus tenuidens Rossmann p. 204 figs. 4, 5
2007Mesosaurus tenuidens Karl et al. pp. 68, 69 figs. 2-6
2010Mesosaurus tenuidens Modesto

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
RankNameAuthor
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
familyMesosauridae
genusMesosaurus
speciestenuidens

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