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Lonchisaurus trichurus

Reptilia - Squamata

Taxonomy
Lonchisaurus trichurus was named by Longrich et al. (2012). Its type specimen is AMNH 15446, a mandible (left dentary), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bushy Tailed Blowout, which is in a Lancian terrestrial shale in the Lance Formation of Wyoming. It is the type species of Lonchisaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Lonchisaurus trichurus Longrich et al. fig. 1G

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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
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderLacertilia(Owen 1842)
infraorderScincomorpha
genusLonchisaurus
speciestrichurus

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. 2012long straight dentary, numerous closely packed teeth, and weakly curved crowns with broad, bluntly pointed apices