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Watsonisuchus magnus

Taxonomy
Wetlugasaurus magnus was named by Watson (1962). Its type specimen is UMZC T173, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Watford Form, Burgersdorp, which is in a Spathian terrestrial sandstone in the Burgersdorp Formation of South Africa.

It was synonymized subjectively with Kestrosaurus dreyeri by Shishkin et al. (2004); it was recombined as Watsonisuchus magnus by Damiani (2001), Damiani and Rubidge (2003) and Maganuco et al. (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1962Wetlugasaurus magnus Watson
2001Watsonisuchus magnus Damiani p. 428
2003Watsonisuchus magnus Damiani and Rubidge p. 27
2009Watsonisuchus magnus Maganuco et al. p. 36

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Eutemnospondyli
Rhachitomi()
Eryopiformes
Stereospondylomorpha
Stereospondyli()
Capitosauria
genusWatsonisuchusOchev 1966
speciesmagnus()

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