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Thaumastophis

Reptilia - Squamata

Taxonomy

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2008Thaumastophis Rage et al. p. 399 figs. Fig. 5

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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
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes(Linnaeus 1758)
infraorderAlethinophidia
Macrostomata
superfamilyBooideaGray 1825
Caenophidia
genusThaumastophis

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
J.-C. Rage et al. 2008Differs from all other snakes in having pre− zygapophyses strongly compressed anteroposteriorly below the articular facets, forming laminar deep prezygapophyseal processes that slightly protrude laterally. Vertebrae lightly built and slightly elongate. Dia− and parapophyseal areas dis− tinct. Neural spine blade−like and long. Centrum narrow, flat ventrally.