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Athabascasaurus bitumineus

Reptilia - Ophthalmosauridae

Taxonomy
Athabascasaurus bitumineus was named by Druckenmiller and Maxwell (2010). Its type specimen is TMP 2000.29.01, a partial skeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Syncrude Base Mine, West side III, which is in an Albian transition zone/lower shoreface sandstone in the Clearwater Formation of Canada.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2010Athabascasaurus bitumineus Druckenmiller and Maxwell p. 1039
2013Athabascasaurus bitumineus Fischer et al.
2014Athabascasaurus bitumineus Arkhangelsky and Zverkov

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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()
Ichthyosauromorpha
Ichthyosauriformes
Ichthyopterygia(Owen 1840)
Eoichthyosauria
Ichthyosauria(de Blainville 1835)
Parvipelvia
NeoichthyosauriaSander 2000
Thunnosauria
Baracromia
familyOphthalmosauridaeAppleby 1956
subfamilyPlatypterygiinaeArkhangelsky 2001
genusAthabascasaurus
speciesbitumineus

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