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Xenerodiops mycter

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Xenerodiopidae

Taxonomy
Xenerodiops mycter was named by Rasmussen et al. (1987). Its type specimen is DPC 3088, a partial skull (nearly complete rostrum), 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 Xenerodiops.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Xenerodiops mycter Rasmussen et al. p. 12 figs. Figs. 9-11

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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
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
RankNameAuthor
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
OrnithuromorphaChiappe et al. 1999
subclassOrnithurae
subclassNeornithesGadow 1893
Neognathae(Pycraft 1900)
NeoavesSibley et al. 1988
NatatoresBaird 1858
Steganograllatores
superorderCiconiimorphae
orderCiconiiformesBonaparte 1854
familyXenerodiopidae
genusXenerodiops
speciesmycter

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. 1987As for the family. The humerus indicates a
species somewhat smaller than the smallest modern stork,
Ciconia abdimii, and probably larger than Ardea alba and
most modern herons except the larger species of Ardea. The
proportions of the rostrum are so different from those of
possible relatives that size comparisons are very difficult, but
the width at die base would seem to indicate a species of about
the same size as suggested by die humerus.