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Astrophocaudia slaughteri

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Astrophocaudia slaughteri was named by D'Emic (2013). Its type specimen is SMU 61732 and 203/73655, a partial skeleton (Tooth, two cervical vertebrae, fragments of dorsal vertebrae, 24 caudal vertebrae, approximately 20 fragmentary dorsal ribs, two chevrons, a distal scapular bla), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Walnut Creek B local fauna, which is in an Albian terrestrial sandstone in the Paluxy Formation of Texas. It is the type species of Astrophocaudia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2013Astrophocaudia slaughteri D'Emic

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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
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
Eusauropoda
Neosauropoda
Macronaria
Titanosauriformes
Somphospondyli
genusAstrophocaudia
speciesslaughteri

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. D. D'Emic 2013Anterior-middle caudal vertebrae with planar hyposphene–hypantrum articulations set off from zygapophyses; anterior-middle caudal vertebrae with prespinal lamina contacting intraprezygapophyseal lamina.