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Mahavisaurus dentatus

- Rhytidosteidae

Taxonomy
Mahavisaurus dentatus was named by Lehman (1966). Its type specimen is MNHN MAE3037, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is 5 km NE of d'Irato, which is in an Induan/Smithian deltaic siliciclastic in the Middle Sakamena Formation of Madagascar. It is the type species of Mahavisaurus.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Mahavisaurus dentatus Lehman p. 4
1966Lyrosaurus australis Lehman p. 125
1979Mahavisaurus australis Cosgriff and Zawiskie p. 23
2000Mahavisaurus australis Schoch and Milner p. 83
2000Mahavisaurus dentatus Schoch and Milner p. 83

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
RankNameAuthor
Temnospondyli()
Eutemnospondyli
Rhachitomi()
Eryopiformes
Stereospondylomorpha
Stereospondyli()
infraorderRhytidostea
superfamilyRhytidosteoidea
familyRhytidosteidaeHuene 1920
subfamilyPeltosteginaeSave-Soderbergh 1935
genusMahavisaurus
speciesdentatus

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