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Nupharanassa tolutaria

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Jacanidae

Taxonomy
Nupharanassa tolutaria was named by Rasmussen et al. (1987). Its type specimen is DPC 2580, a limb element (distal end of right tarsometatarsus), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Quarry E (Jebel Qatrani Formation), which is in a Rupelian fluvial sandstone/mudstone in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Nupharanassa tolutaria Rasmussen et al. p. 8 figs. Fig. 6a, d

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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
speciestolutaria

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. 1987Although badly damaged, die specimen preserves
most of die characters distinguishing Nupharanassa
from other jacanas. The species is much smaller dian N.
bulotorum, falling within the size range of all but the smallest
species of modern jacanas.