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Platycepsion wilkinsoni

- Brachyopidae

Taxonomy
Platyceps wilkinsoni was named by Stephens (1887). Its type specimen is NSWGS 12572, a partial skeleton (Skull, pectoral bird, vertebral column and hind limb), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Gosford Quarry (BMNH coll), which is in a Spathian/Bithynian lacustrine shale in the Terrigal Formation of Australia. It is the type species of Platyceps, Platycepsion.

It was recombined as Blinasaurus wilkinsoni by Cosgriff (1969); it was recombined as Platycepsion wilkinsoni by Kuhn (1961), Warren and Marsicano (1998) and Warren and Marsicano (2000).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1887Platyceps wilkinsoni Stephens
1961Platycepsion wilkinsoni Kuhn
1969Blinasaurus wilkinsoni Cosgriff
1998Platycepsion wilkinsoni Warren and Marsicano pp. 333-336
2000Platycepsion wilkinsoni Warren and Marsicano p. 465

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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()
Trematosauria
familyBrachyopidae
genusPlatycepsion
specieswilkinsoni()

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