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Cuspicephalus scarfi

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Taxonomy
Cuspicephalus scarfi was named by Martill and Etches (2013). Its type specimen is MJML K1918, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Kimmeridge Bay foreshore (Etches collection), which is in a Kimmeridgian deep-water mudstone in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Cuspicephalus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2013Cuspicephalus scarfi Martill and Etches

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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
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
Macronychoptera
NovialoideaKellner 2003
Lonchognatha
Monofenestrata
genusCuspicephalus
speciesscarfi

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
D. M. Martill and S. Etches 2013Monofenestratan pterosaur in which the following unique combination of
plesiomorphies define this metaspecies: skull very slender, triangular in lateral view with a pointed rostrum, straight dental border, at least 12 or 13 rostral teeth anterior of nasoantorbital fenestra (naof), and probably 30 tooth pairs in total for the rostrum, low fibrous bony crest on the dorsal surface of the premaxilla and nasals extending posteriorly from the 12th alveolus of the rostrum to at least one third the length of the naof. Rostral index 5.4.