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Dorsetisaurus purbeckensis

Reptilia - Squamata - Dorsetisauridae

Taxonomy
Dorsetisaurus purbeckensis was named by Hoffstetter (1967). Its type specimen is BMNH R8129, a partial skeleton (association of occipito-otic capsule, maxillae, pterygoids, palatines, premaxillae, prefrontal, nasal, frontal and parietal imprints, columella,partial mandible), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mammal Bed, Durlston Bay (DB83), which is in a Berriasian marine horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Dorsetisaurus.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Dorsetisaurus purbeckensis Hoffstetter pp. 363-368 figs. 9-11
1975Introrsisaurus pollicidens Seiffert p. 38 figs. 30-31
1983Dorsetisaurus purbeckensis Estes pp. 132-133 figs. 32e-f

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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
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
Episquamata
ToxicoferaVidal and Hedges 2005
suborderAnguimorphaFürbringer 1900
Anguiformes
superfamilyAnguioideaFitzinger 1826
familyDorsetisauridaeHoffstetter 1967
genusDorsetisaurus
speciespurbeckensis

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