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Brachysuchus megalodon

Reptilia - Parasuchidae

Taxonomy
Brachysuchus megalodon was named by Case (1929). Its type specimen is UMMP 10336, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Near Otis Chalk, Brachysuchus holotype, which is in a Norian fluvial conglomerate in the Colorado City Formation of Texas.

It was recombined as Phytosaurus megalodon by Gregory (1962); it was recombined as Angistorhinus megalodon by Long and Murry (1995).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Brachysuchus megalodon Case
1962Phytosaurus megalodon Gregory p. 21
1995Angistorhinus megalodon Long and Murry p. 40
2002Brachysuchus megalodon Lucas et al. p. 157
2010Brachysuchus megalodon Stocker p. supplement
2013Brachysuchus megalodon Stocker and Butler

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
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)
Phytosauria(Jaeger 1828)
familyParasuchidaeLydekker 1885
subfamilyMystriosuchinaevon Huene 1915
genusBrachysuchus
speciesmegalodon

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