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Gladocephaloideus jingangshanensis

Reptilia - Gallodactylidae

Taxonomy
Gladocephaloideus jingangshanensis was named by Lü et al. (2012). Its type specimen is IG-CAGS-08-07, a skull (Nearly complete skull with anterior cervical vertebrae and part of lower limb), and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Jingangshan, Yixian (IVPP), which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine shale in the Yixian Formation of China. It is the type species of Gladocephaloideus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Gladocephaloideus jingangshanensis Lü et al.

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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
subclassEureptilia()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
suborderPterodactyloideaPlieninger 1901
Lophocratia
Ctenochasmatoidea(Unwin 1995)
familyGallodactylidaeFabre 1974
genusGladocephaloideus
speciesjingangshanensis

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
J. Lü et al. 2012A new gallodactylid pterosaur with the following unique characters: rostrum more slender, and the distal end of the parietal crest larger than that of Gallodactylus; about 50 teeth in total with sharp tips; nasoantorbital opening small, occupying approximately 13% of the
skull length; ratio of prenarial length to skull length approximately 0.63.