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Hyperodapedon huxleyi

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Taxonomy
Hyperodapedon huxleyi was named by Lydekker (1881). Its type specimen is GSI 281/1a (lectotype, designated by Chatterjee, 1974), a maxilla (right maxillary tooth plate), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Maleri village (GSI), which is in a Carnian/Norian fluvial claystone in the Lower Maleri Formation of India.

It was recombined as Paradapedon huxleyi by Huene (1940), Chatterjee (1974) and Jain (1990).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1881Hyperodapedon huxleyi Lydekker
1940Paradapedon indicus Huene
1940Paradapedon huxleyi Huene p. 18
1974Paradapedon huxleyi Chatterjee
1983Hyperodapedon huxleyi Benton p. 711
1990Paradapedon huxleyi Jain p. 73
2000Hyperodapedon huxleyi Langer et al. p. 17
2015Hyperodapedon huxleyi Mukherjee and Ray

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
Rhynchosauria()
Rhynchosauridae()
Hyperodapedontinae(Chatterjee 1969)
genusHyperodapedonHuxley 1859
specieshuxleyiLydekker 1881

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
M. J. Benton 1983Skull length up to 420 mm (est.); average body length 1.4 m; lateral portion of tooth-bearing area on maxilla wider than medial.