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Platysomus swaffordae

Actinopteri - Palaeonisciformes - Platysomidae

Taxonomy
Platysomus swaffordae was named by Mickle and Bader (2009). Its type specimen is KUVP 145134, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is KU-WAB-12, Maple Hill, Wabaunsee County, which is in a Gzhelian estuary/bay shale in the Wood Siding Formation of Kansas.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2009Platysomus swaffordae Mickle and Bader p. 213 figs. 2-4,5D

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
RankNameAuthor
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassChondrostei(Müller 1844)
orderPalaeonisciformesHay 1902
suborderPlatysomoidei()
familyPlatysomidae
genusPlatysomus
speciesswaffordae

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