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Metoposaurus bakeri

- Metoposauridae

Taxonomy
Buettneria bakeri was named by Case (1931). Its type specimen is UMMP 13055, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Elkins Place Bone Bed (UMMP), which is in a Carnian/Norian channel sandstone in the Santa Rosa Sandstone Formation of Texas.

It was synonymized subjectively with Metoposaurus fraasi by Chowdhury (1965); it was recombined as Metoposaurus bakeri by Long and Murry (1995).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1931Buettneria bakeri Case p. 187
1995Metoposaurus bakeri Long and Murry

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Eutemnospondyli
Rhachitomi()
Eryopiformes
Stereospondylomorpha
Stereospondyli()
Trematosauria
superfamilyTrematosauroidea
familyMetoposauridae
genusMetoposaurusLydekker 1890
speciesbakeri()

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