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Gobiates khermeentsavi

Salientia - Gobiatidae

Taxonomy
Gobiates khermeentsavi was named by Spinar and Tatarinov (1986). Its type specimen is PIN 31/42/1, a skull (well-preserved skull and first three presacral vertebrae), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Khermeen Tsav, Red Beds (PIN coll. 3142) [SMPE], which is in a Campanian terrestrial horizon in the Baruungoyot Formation of Mongolia.

It was synonymized subjectively with Gobiates sosedkoi by Ročec and Nessov (1993); it was misspelled as Gobiates kermeentsavi by Shishkin (2000) and Roček (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Gobiates khermeentsavi Spinar and Tatarinov p. 114
2000Gobiates kermeentsavi Shishkin p. 301
2008Gobiates khermeentsavi Roček

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
RankNameAuthor
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Lissamphibia()
Batrachia(Macartney 1802)
orderSalientia
orderAnura()
familyGobiatidae
genusGobiates
specieskhermeentsavi

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
Z. Roček 2008(1) Sculpture consisting of irregular, sometimes widely spaced pits separated by ridges; (2) quadratojugal long; (3) processus zygomaticus (i.e., anterior process of the lamella alaris) slender and pointed; and (4) processus zygomaticomaxillaris maxillae absent.