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Nothosaurus edingerae

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Taxonomy
Nothosaurus edingerae was named by Schultze (1970). Its type specimen is SMF R-4035, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bodenmühle, Rotmaintal, which is in a Triassic marine horizon in Germany.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1970Nothosaurus edingerae Schultze p. 226 figs. Figs 1, 14; Plate 1
1996Nothosaurus edingerae Rieppel and Wild pp. 3-4

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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
genusNothosaurusMünster 1834
speciesedingeraeSchultze 1970

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 1996A species of Nothosaurus of small size (total length of skull not exceeding 140 mm); posterior (nasal) processes of the premaxillae reach to a level well behind the posterior margin of the external nares; upper temporal fenestrae broad anteriorly; elongated pineal foramen located in a deep trough at two thirds of the parietal; a sagittal crest present behind the pineal foramen; basioccipital tubers equal in size to occipital condyle.