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Paratetrasauropus

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Paratetrasauropus was named by Ellenberger (1872). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type is Tetrasauropus seakensis.

It was assigned to Crocodilomorphi by D'Orazi Porchetti and Nicosia (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1872Paratetrasauropus Ellenberger
2007Paratetrasauropus D'Orazi Porchetti and Nicosia p. 235

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Paracrocodylomorpha
Loricata(Merrem 1820)
Crocodylomorpha()
genusParatetrasauropusEllenberger 1872

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
S. D'Orazi Porchetti and U. Nicosia 2007Quadrupedal track showing a rounded manus and a tetradactyl pes. The pes is larger than the manus (2/1), and shows a rounded “heel” with the convexity oriented backward. The pes is entaxonic, with digits II and III equally developed and larger than digits I and IV. Digit IV is the smallest. Pace angulation: about 125°.