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Hemilopas mentzeli

Reptilia - Saurosphargidae

Taxonomy
Hemilopas mentzeli was named by Meyer (1847). It is the type species of Hemilopas.

It was considered a nomen dubium by Rieppel and Wild (1996).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1847Hemilopas mentzeli Meyer
2016Hemilopas mentzeli Surmik

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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()
familySaurosphargidae
genusHemilopasMeyer 1834
speciesmentzeliMeyer 1847

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
D. Surmik 2016"A marine vertebrate with moderately slender dentary (the ratio of maximum dentary depth/maximum tooth row length circa 0.2, minimum dentary depth/ maximum tooth row length circa 0.1). The anterior end of the dentary bluntly cut at an angle of approximately 125° to the ventral margin of the bone.
Dentary tooth row roughly 80 mm in length. Approximately 16 teeth and tooth positions. Tooth crowns blunt, monocuspid, coniform turn to slightly
grooved narrowed stems. Tooth implantation subthecodont. Dentine slightly folded. Plicidentine in basal part only. Enamel is striated."