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Westphaliasaurus simonsensii

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Westphaliasaurus simonsensii was named by Schwermann and Sander (2011). Its type specimen is Westfälischen Museum für Naturkunde in Münster P58091, a set of postcrania (almost complete postcranial skeleton), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Lücking clay pit, Sommersell, which is in a Pliensbachian marine claystone in Germany. It is the type species of Westphaliasaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2011Westphaliasaurus simonsensii Schwermann and Sander pp. 14-47 figs. 5-23

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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
genusWestphaliasaurus
speciessimonsensii

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