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Aphanizocnemus

Reptilia - Squamata

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Aphanizocnemus Dal Sasso and Pinna p. 4 figs. 2-7
2000Aphanizocnemus Lee and Caldwell
2002Aphanizocnemus Lee and Scanlon
2010Aphanizocnemus Palci and Caldwell
2018Aphanizocnemus Paparella 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
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
Episquamata
ToxicoferaVidal and Hedges 2005
superfamilyMosasauria(Marsh 1880)
Dolichosauridae(Gervais 1852)
genusAphanizocnemus

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
C. Dal Sasso and G. Pinna 1997Small-sized aquatic varanoid characterized by skull with wide parietals and short facial region; tapering body with small girdles; rear limbs shorter than forelimbs and in more advanced regression than those, especially in the epipodial segments; very long and thin tail.