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Eumantelliidae (disused)

Taxonomy
Eumantellidae was named by Broom (1935). It is not extant. It was considered monophyletic by Kammerer and Angielczyk (2009).

It was reranked as the unranked clade Eumantelliidae by Kammerer and Angielczyk (2009).

It was assigned to Anomodontia by Broom (1935); and to Dicynodontia by Kammerer and Angielczyk (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1935Eumantellidae Broom
2009Eumantelliidae Kammerer and Angielczyk

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
Anomodontia(Owen 1859)
Chainosauria()
Dicynodontia(Owen 1859)
Eumantelliidae()
Eumantelliidae()

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
C. F. Kammerer and K. D. Angielczyk 2009Given the current monotypic status of Eumantelliidae, and the uncertainty surrounding the position of Pristerodon in recent phylogenetic analyses, any list of autapomorphies for this clade must be considered preliminary. Two autapomorphies can be identified in he analysis of Angielczyk (2007): (1) lateral palatal foramen present posterior and dorsal to the level of the anterior expanded palatal exposure of the palatines; (2) postparietal contributes to the ntertemporal skull roof. Two autapomorphies are also apparent in the analyses of Fröbisch (2007) and Fröbisch & Reisz (2008): (1) postparietal contributes to the intertemporal skull roof; (2) lateral dentary shelf present and well developed. Keyser (1993), King & Rubidge (1993), and Ray (2001) provided the most recent diagnoses of Pristerodon itself. The smooth, leafshaped, slightly ventrally convex palatine pads are perhaps the most distinctive diagnostic character of the genus, although this character has generally not been included in phylogenetic analyses.