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Araripesuchus wegeneri

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Taxonomy
Araripesuchus wegeneri was named by Buffetaut (1981). Its type specimen is MNHN GDF700, a partial skeleton (snout with articulated upper and lower jaws preserved to mid-orbit on right side), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Araripesuchus site, Gadoufaoua, which is in an Aptian terrestrial sandstone in the Elrhaz Formation of Niger.

It was considered a nomen dubium by Ortega et al. (2000).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Araripesuchus wegeneri Buffetaut and Taquet
1981Araripesuchus wegeneri Buffetaut
2006Araripesuchus wegeneri Turner
2009Araripesuchus wegeneri Sereno and Larsson p. 34
2010Araripesuchus wegeneri Turner and Sertich
2011Araripesuchus wegeneri Nascimento and Zaher
2012Araripesuchus wegeneri Bronzati et al.
2014Araripesuchus wegeneri Pol et al.
2014Araripesuchus wegeneri Sertich and O'Connor

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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
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Paracrocodylomorpha
Loricata(Merrem 1820)
Crocodylomorpha()
suborderCrocodyliformes
MesoeucrocodyliaWhetstone and Whybrow 1983
infraorderNotosuchiaGasparini 1971
genusAraripesuchus
specieswegeneri

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