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Nupharanassa bulotorum

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Jacanidae

Taxonomy
Nupharanassa bulotorum was named by Rasmussen et al. (1987). Its type specimen is DPC 3848, a limb element (distal end of right tarsometatarsus), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Quarry M (Jebel Qatrani Formation), which is in a Rupelian fluvial sandstone in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt. It is the type species of Nupharanassa.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Nupharanassa bulotorum Rasmussen et al. p. 7 figs. Fig. 6c, f

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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()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
RankNameAuthor
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
orderCharadriiformesHuxley 1867
familyJacanidaeStejneger 1885
genusNupharanassa
speciesbulotorum

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. T. Rasmussen et al. 1987DLSIGNOSIS.—Differs from all modern Jacanidae in having
the distal foramen of the tarsometatarsus much larger, not
circular in outline but tapering proximally to produce a
tear-drop shape; trochleae more nearly in die same proximodistal
plane, die inner and outer trochleae being more distally
produced relative to die middle trochlea; scar for hallux and
the opposite lateral portion of die posterior surface of shaft
more excavated; anterior portion of shaft lateral to distal
foramen more expanded and flattened.