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Chirotherium herculis

Reptilia - Chirotheriidae

Taxonomy
Chirotherium herculis was named by Egerton (1839). It is considered to be a form taxon. It is a trace fossil. Its type locality is Tarporley, which is in a Triassic terrestrial sandstone in the United Kingdom.

It was considered a nomen dubium by King et al. (2005); it was recombined as Isochirotherium herculis by Demathieu and Haubold (1972), Courel and Demathieu (1976), Gand et al. (2007), Clark and Corrance (2009) and Klein et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Chirotherium herculis Egerton
1842Cheirotherium hercules Owen p. 188
1846Chirotherium herculis Girard p. 17
1854Cheirotherium hercules Mantell p. 753
1902Chirotherium herculis Beasley p. 18
1948Chirotherium herculis Peabody p. 344
1954Chirotherium herculis Baird p. 174
1958Chirotherium herculis Kuhn p. 21
1972Isochirotherium herculis Demathieu and Haubold p. 805
1976Isochirotherium herculis Courel and Demathieu p. 202
2007Isochirotherium herculis Gand et al. p. 6
2009Isochirotherium herculis Clark and Corrance
2011Isochirotherium herculis Klein et al. p. 223

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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
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
familyChirotheriidaeAbel 1935
genusChirotheriumKaup 1835
speciesherculisEgerton 1839

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