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Proterosuchus fergusi

Reptilia - Proterosuchidae

Discussion

The holotype (SAM-PK-591) is undiagnostic. In order to stabilise the species, Ezcurra & Butler (2015) proposed a neotype RC 846

Taxonomy
Proterosuchus fergusi was named by Broom (1903). Its type specimen is RC 846, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Ruygte Valley 321, Middelburg, which is in an Induan/Olenekian terrestrial horizon in the Katberg Formation of South Africa. It is the type species of Proterosuchus.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1903Proterosuchus fergusi Broom
1922Proterosuchus fergusi Huene p. 22
1924Chasmatosaurus vanhoepeni Haughton
1946Elaphrosuchus rubidgei Broom
1972Proterosuchus vanhoepeni Cruickshank p. 90
1972Proterosuchus fergusi Cruickshank p. 91
1976Proterosuchus fergusi Charig and Sues p. 17
1976Chasmatosaurus vanhoepeni Charig and Sues p. 20
1976Elaphrosuchus rubidgei Charig and Sues p. 25
1998Proterosuchus fergusi Welman p. 340
2011Proterosuchus fergusi Nesbitt p. 15
2015Proterosuchus fergusi Ezcurra and Butler
2016Proterosuchus fergusi 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
speciesfergusi

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