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Microleter mckinzieorum

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Taxonomy
Microleter mckinzieorum was named by Tsuji et al. (2010). Its type specimen is OMNH 73106, a skull (incl. a few anterior vertebrae), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Richards Spur, which is in a Leonard fissure fill claystone/conglomerate in the Garber Formation of Oklahoma. It is the type species of Microleter.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2010Microleter mckinzieorum Tsuji et al. p. 246 fig. 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassParareptilia
genusMicroleter
speciesmckinzieorum

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
L. A. Tsuji et al. 2010Small parareptile characterized by the presence of an elongate, slender maxilla that carries at least 32 narrow, slightly recurved teeth, more than any known parareptile other than Lanthanosuchus; maxilla bears a distinct anterodorsal expansion but still allows for a lacrimal-narial contact, a feature shared with other basal parareptiles such as millerettids and convergently with pareiasaurs and bolosaurids; distinct craniodermal sculpturing consisting of small pinhead sized pits and thin radiating furrows; very short postfrontal, extending posteriorly barely farther than the frontal itself; prefrontal with wide medial flange; slit-like ventral temporal emargination involving the jugal, quadratojugal, postorbital and squamosal that is not closed at the ventral edge, differing from the ventral temporal emarginations of procolophonoids and Nyctiphruretus by the contribution of the postorbital; pterygoid flange anteriorly directed.