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Oreosaurus microdus

Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae

Taxonomy
Oreosaurus microdus was named by Marsh (1872). Its type specimen is USNM 16528, an other (dermal headscute, dentary fragment and fragmentary vertebra), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Henry's Fork, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

It was recombined as Xestops microdus by Marsh (1872) and Hay (1902); it was considered a nomen dubium by Meszoely (1970).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1872Xestops microdus Marsh
1872Oreosaurus microdus Marsh p. 308
1902Xestops microdus Hay p. 475

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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
Sauropsida
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
Episquamata
ToxicoferaVidal and Hedges 2005
suborderAnguimorphaFürbringer 1900
Anguiformes
superfamilyAnguioideaFitzinger 1826
familyAnguidaeGray 1825
subfamilyGlyptosaurinaeMarsh 1872
genusOreosaurusCope 1873
speciesmicrodus

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