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Monjurosuchus splendens

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Monjurosuchus splendens was named by Endo (1940) [original type "reportedly lost during World War II" (Gao et al. 2000)]. Its type specimen is Former Central National Museum of Manchoukou no. 3671 (holotype, destroyed); GMV 2167 (neotype), a partial skeleton (nearly complete skeleton), and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Tanankou, which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large shale/sandstone in the Yixian Formation of China. It is the type species of Monjurosuchus.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1940Monjurosuchus splendens Endo p. 3 figs. 1-2
1942Rhynchosaurus orientalis Endo and Shikama pp. 2-6 figs. 1-3
2000Monjurosuchus splendens Gao et al. p. 417
2005Monjurosuchus splendens Gao and Fox p. 438

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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()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Choristodera()
genusMonjurosuchus
speciessplendens

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
K. -Q. Gao et al. 2000A medium-sized (snout-vent length up to 300 mm) choristoderan reptile characterized by the possession of a small supratemporal fenestra; infratemporal fenestra secondarily closed by expansion of postorbital, quadratojugal and squamosal; frontal markedly narrow and constricted; gastralia extremely slender, three or four rows to each body segment, and five elements to each row