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Batrachopus bellus

Reptilia - Batrachopodidae

Taxonomy
Apatichnus bellus was named by Hitchcock (1858). It is considered to be a form taxon. It is a trace fossil. Its type locality is Roswell Field's Orchard, Gill, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/shale in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.

It was synonymized subjectively with Batrachopus deweyi by Olsen and Padian (1986); it was recombined as Batrachopus bellus by Lull (1915), Lull (1917), Gallagher and Hanczaryk (2006) and Rainforth (2007).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1858Apatichnus bellus Hitchcock p. 101
1865Comptichnus obesus Hitchcock p. 9 figs. Pl. 5:4, 18:6
1871Apatichnus bellus Hitchcock p. xxi
1871Comptichnus obesus Hitchcock p. xxi
1889Apatichnus bellus Hitchcock p. 118
1889Comptichnus obesus Hitchcock p. 119
1894Comptichnus obesus Lyman p. 205
1894Apatichnus bellus Lyman p. 206
1898Apatichnus bellus Hitchcock p. 401
1898Comptichnus obesus Hitchcock p. 402
1904Comptichnus obesus Lull p. 538
1915Batrachopus bellus Lull p. 178
1917Batrachopus bellus Lull p. 113
1917Comptichnus obesus Lull p. 126
1969Comptichnus obesus Haubold p. 98 fig. 7
1971Batrachopus (Comptichnus) obesus Haubold p. 61
2006Batrachopus bellus Gallagher and Hanczaryk p. 240
2007Batrachopus bellus Rainforth p. 54

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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
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Aetosauria(Lydekker 1889)
familyBatrachopodidae
genusBatrachopus
speciesbellus()

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