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Socognathus brachyodon

Reptilia - Squamata - Chamopsiidae

Taxonomy
Socognathus brachyodon was named by Longrich et al. (2012). Its type specimen is YPM-PU 16724, a mandible (dentary ), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Polecat Bench: Lance, which is in a Lancian terrestrial horizon in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Socognathus brachyodon Longrich et al. fig. 1A

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderLacertilia(Owen 1842)
infraorderScincomorpha
Borioteiioidea
familyChamopsiidae()
genusSocognathus
speciesbrachyodon

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
N. R. Longrich et al. 2012Socognathus with posterior teeth having strongly swollen, weakly tricuspid crowns