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Sthenarosaurus dawkinsi

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Sthenarosaurus dawkinsi was named by Watson (1909). Its type specimen is MMUM LL 8023, a set of postcrania, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is 'Alum Shale' (Main Alum Shales, Harpoceras bifrons), Whitby-Saltwick, Yorkshire, which is in a Bifrons marine shale/mudstone in the Alum Shale Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Sthenarosaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Sthenarosaurus dawkinsi Watson p. 13 figs. 4-6 and plate

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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
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
superfamilyPlesiosauroideaWelles 1943
genusSthenarosaurus
speciesdawkinsi

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