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Nothosauridae

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1885Nothosaurus cuvieri Quenstedt p. 215 figs. Plate 16, figs 2-6, 12-15
1889Nothosauridae Baur
1889Nothosauridae Lydekker p. 287
1890Nothosauridae Zittel p. 478
1898Nothosaurus cuvieri Spangenberg p. 407
1910Nothosauridae Jaekel p. 335
1946Nothosauridae Kuhn p. 59
1965Nothosauridae Young p. 344
1966Nothosauridae Kuhn p. 112
1988Nothosauridae Carroll
1994Nothosauridae Rieppel p. 10 fig. 1
1996Nothosauridae Rieppel and Wild p. 3
1997Nothosauridae Rieppel p. 15
1997Nothosauridae Rieppel and Mazin
1998Nothosauridae Rieppel p. 27
2000Nothosauridae Rieppel
2001Nothosauridae Rieppel
2003Nothosauridae Albers and Rieppel p. 738
2006Nothosauridae Jiang et al.
2008Nothosauridae Chrzastek p. 232
2009Nothosauridae Klein and Albers
2014Nothosauridae Liu et al.
2019Nothosauridae Hinz et al.

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

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 1996Small to large eusauropterygians with a distinctly constricted snout, pineal foramen displaced posteriorly; jugal excluded from posterior margin of orbit; maxillary tooth row extending to level of anterior margin of upper temporal fenestra or beyond; reduced dorsal exposure of prefrontal.
O. Rieppel 1997Small to large eosauropterygians with a strongly depressed skull; snout constricted; dorsal exposure of prefrontal reduced; jugal (usually) excluded from posterior margin of orbit; premaxillary and anterior dentary fangs present.