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Kababisha humarensis

- Urodela

Taxonomy
Kababisha humarensis was named by Evans et al. (1996). Its type specimen is TUB-SFB-69 Vb-791, a set of vertebrae (an atlas centrum), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is F 1/89, Wadi Abu Hashim, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/siltstone in the Wadi Milk Formation of Sudan. It is the type species of Kababisha.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1996Kababisha humarensis Evans et al. pp. 81-86 figs. 2-4, 6-9

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
RankNameAuthor
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Lissamphibia()
Batrachia(Macartney 1802)
Caudata(Scopoli 1777)
familyUrodela()
familySirenidaeGray 1825
genusKababisha
specieshumarensis

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
S. E. Evans et al. 1996Large (skull length up to at least 100 mm) Kababisha with amphicoelous presacral vertebrae in which the depth of the posterior cotyle is only slightly reduced by calcified infilling. In ventral aspect, the atlas centrum has a width:length ratio of 1.5 and there is only a faint suggestion of a three-lobed structure to the ventral surface.