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Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis

Reptilia - Dryosauridae

Taxonomy
Valdosaurus nigeriensis was named by Galton and Taquet (1982). Its type specimen is MNHN GDF 332, a set of postcrania, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Niveau des Innocents, Gadoufaoua, which is in an Aptian terrestrial horizon in the Elrhaz Formation of Niger.

It was recombined as Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis by Galton (2009), McDonald et al. (2010), Zheng et al. (2013), Verdú et al. (2015), Fanti et al. (2016) and Madzia et al. (2018).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Valdosaurus nigeriensis Galton and Taquet pp. 153-154 figs. pl. 1:1-17
1983Valdosaurus nigeriensis Weishampel and Weishampel p. 44
1984Valdosaurus nigeriensis Molnar p. 154
1984Valdosaurus nigeriensis Taquet p. 82
1990Valdosaurus nigeriensis Sues and Norman p. 500
1997Valdosaurus nigeriensis Currie and Padian p. 369
1997Valdosaurus nigeriensis Ryan p. 197
2004Valdosaurus nigeriensis Norman p. 415
2007Valdosaurus nigeriensis Ruiz-Omeñaca et al. p. 10
2008Valdosaurus nigeriensis Butler et al. p. 8
2009Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis Galton p. 239
2010Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis McDonald et al. p. 33 fig. 39
2013Valdosaurus nigeriensis Bertozzo et al. p. 119
2013Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis Zheng et al.
2015Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis Verdú et al. p. 256
2016Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis Fanti et al. p. 267
2018Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis Madzia et al. p. 968

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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
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Neornithischia()
Ornithopoda()
Iguanodontia()
Dryomorpha
familyDryosauridae
genusElrhazosaurus
speciesnigeriensis()

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