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Nothosaurus marchicus

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Taxonomy
Nothosaurus marchicus was named by Koken (1893). Its type specimen is Lost part and MR R.2 counterpart, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Rüdersdorf, near Berlin: Orbicularis beds, which is in an Anisian marine horizon in the Karlstadt Formation of Germany.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1893Nothosaurus marchicus Koken figs. text-figs 1-2, 3A; Plate 10, figs 1-3
1914Nothosaurus crassus Schröder
1914Nothosaurus oldenburgi Schröder
1914Nothosaurus procerus Schröder
1914Nothosaurus raabi Schröder
1944Nothosaurus schroederi Huene
1996Nothosaurus marchicus Rieppel and Wild p. 34

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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
speciesmarchicusKoken 1893

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 overall size (skull with condylobasal length not exceeding 200 mm in the adult); rostrum relatively short and broad, rounded; five fangs in each premaxilla, the fifth slightly smaller than the preceding fangs; five small maxillary teeth preceding the paired maxillary fangs; external nares relatively short and broad, kidney-shaped; nasals broad and leaf-shaped, with radiating ornamentation; postfrontal with a distinct postorbital constriction; squamosal closely approaching or contacting the posterior end of the jugal; quadratojugal absent; ectopterygoid reaching far forward up to half the length of palatine