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Paratetrasauropus seakensis

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Taxonomy
Tetrasauropus seakensis was named by Ellenberger (1970). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is LES 037 1, a footprint, and it is a trace fossil. Its type locality is Seaka tracksite (zone A/3), which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian terrestrial horizon in the Elliot Formation of Lesotho. It is the type species of Paratetrasauropus.

It was recombined as Brachychirotherium seakensis by Olsen and Galton (1984); it was recombined as Paratetrasauropus seakensis by Ellenberger (1972) and D'Orazi Porchetti and Nicosia (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1970Tetrasauropus seakensis Ellenberger p. 345
1972Paratetrasauropus seakensis Ellenberger p. 57
1984Brachychirotherium seakensis Olsen and Galton p. 109
2007Paratetrasauropus seakensis D'Orazi Porchetti and Nicosia p. 238

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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
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
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
speciesseakensis()

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