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Nothosaurus juvenilis

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Taxonomy
Nothosaurus juvenilis was named by Edinger (1921). Its type specimen is Palaontologisches und Geologisches Institut und Museum, Universitat Heidelberg (Konig Collection, K.8698-1), a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Nusslocher Zementbruch, which is in an Illyrian marine horizon in the Trochitenkalk Formation of Germany.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1921Nothosaurus juvenilis Edinger
1995Nothosaurus juvenilis Rieppel p. 734
1996Nothosaurus juvenilis Rieppel and Wild p. 26

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
orderEosauropterygia
familyNothosauridaeBaur 1889
genusNothosaurusMünster 1834
speciesjuvenilisEdinger 1921

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
O. Rieppel 1995"A small species of Nothosaurs with relatively large orbits; relatively narrow postorbital arches; the pterygoids closely approach the internal nares; the paroccipital procceses trend posterolaterally resulting in a distinct displacement of the lower jaw joints to a level well behind the occcipital condyle; the occiput is deeply concave."
O. Rieppel and R. Wild 1996A species of Nothosaurus of small size (condylobasal skull length 126 mm); orbits relatively large; postorbital arches relatively narrow; pterygoids closely approaching the internal nares; paroccipital processes trend posterolaterally, which results in a distinct posterior displacement of the lower jaw articulation to a level well behind the occipital condyle; and occiput deeply concave.