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Ophiderpeton swisshelmense

- Ophiderpetontidae

Discussion

Carroll et al. (1998; Encyclopedia of Paleoherpetology 1) refers to this taxon as: "Ophiderpeton" swisshelmense, and lists it under: Ophiderpetontidae incertae sedis

Taxonomy
Ophiderpeton swisshelmense was named by Thayer (1985). Its type specimen is UALP 5167, a set of vertebrae (incomplete single dorsal vertebra ), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Swisshelm Mts. amphibian site, which is in a Westphalian A/Westphalian B shallow subtidal limestone in the Black Prince Limestone Formation of Arizona.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1985Ophiderpeton swisshelmense Thayer p. 687 fig. 3
1998Ophiderpeton swisshelmense Carroll et al. p. 180

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
RankNameAuthor
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Amphibia()
Lepospondyli()
suborderAistopoda
familyOphiderpetontidaeSchwarz 1908
genusOphiderpetonHuxley 1866
speciesswisshelmense

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