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Palatobaena gaffneyi

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Palatobaena gaffneyi was named by Archibald and Hutchison (1979). Its type specimen is UCMP 114529, a skull (Complete skull lacking right orbital region, sutures not co-ossified, slightly distorted), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Upper Meniscotherium, which is in a Wasatchian fluvial sandstone in the Wasatch Formation of Wyoming.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Palatobaena gaffneyi Archibald and Hutchison
2009Palatobaena gaffneyi Lyson and Joyce p. 460
2015Palatobaena gaffneyi Joyce and Lyson

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
Paracryptodira
Baenidae(Cope 1882)
BaenoddaGaffney and Meylan 1988
Palatobaeninae()
genusPalatobaena
speciesgaffneyi

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