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Khurendukhosaurus orlovi

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Taxonomy
Khurendukhosaurus orlovi was named by Sigogneau-Russell and Efimov (1984). Its type specimen is PIN 3386/3, a set of postcrania (partial postcranium), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Khuren-Dukh (SMPE) (PIN coll. 3386), which is in an Albian/Albian lacustrine - large sandstone/claystone in the Khuren Dukh Formation of Mongolia. It is the type species of Khurendukhosaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1984Khurendukhosaurus orlovi Sigogneau-Russell and Efimov
2000Khurendukhosaurus orlovi Efimov and Storrs
2009Khurendukhosaurus orlovi Matsumoto et al. p. 235

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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()
genusKhurendukhosaurus
speciesorlovi

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
R. Matsumoto et al. 2009Medium-sized (approximately 1 m total length) choristodere characterized by closed neurocentral sutures; anteroposteriorly elongated neural spines with transversely expanded, rugose, spine tables on dorsal vertebrae; tall, narrow caudal vertebral neural spines; and a waisted ilium with an almost rectangular iliac blade patterned by coarse anteroposterior ridges.