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Proterosuchus alexanderi

Reptilia - Proterosuchidae

Taxonomy
Chasmatosaurus alexanderi was named by Hoffman (1965). Its type specimen is NM 1484/C. 3016, a skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Zeekoeigat, Venterstad, which is in an Induan/Olenekian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

It was synonymized subjectively with Chasmatosaurus vanhoepeni by Cruickshank (1972) and Charig and Sues (1976); it was synonymized subjectively with Proterosuchus fergusi by Welman (1998) and Ezcurra et al. (2013); it was recombined as Proterosuchus alexanderi by Ezcurra and Butler (2015) and Ezcurra (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1965Chasmatosaurus alexanderi Hoffman
2015Proterosuchus alexanderi Ezcurra and Butler
2016Proterosuchus alexanderi Ezcurra

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
familyProterosuchidaeBroom 1906
genusProterosuchus
speciesalexanderi()

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