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Nothosaurinae

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1923Nothosaurinae Nopcsa
1996Nothosaurinae Rieppel and Wild p. 3
1998Nothosaurinae Rieppel p. 27

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
orderEosauropterygia
familyNothosauridaeBaur 1889
subfamilyNothosaurinaeNopcsa 1923
subfamilyNothosaurinaeNopcsa 1923

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
O. Rieppel and R. Wild 1996Frontals fused; parietal skull table strongly constricted; maxillary fangs present; occipital crest of parietal and squamosal well developed; posttemporal fenestrae rudimentary or closed; pterygoid-ectopterygoid flange reduced or absent; medioventral flange extends to posterior tip of quadrate ramus of pterygoid