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Lariosaurus balsami

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Taxonomy
Lariosaurus balsami was named by Curioni (1841). Its type specimen is destroyed during World War II: a cast is preserved at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano, a partial skeleton (cervical and anterior dorsal regions and parts of the forelimbs), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Quarry between Varenna and Regoledo, Perledo (SMF collection), which is in a Longobardian marine limestone in the Perledo-Varenna Formation of Italy. It is the type species of Lariosaurus.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1841Lariosaurus balsami Curioni
1847Macromirosaurus plini Curioni p. 161
1854Deirosaurus italicus Owen p. 68
1891Eupodosaurus longobardicus Boulenger p. 293 fig. 1
1924Proneusticosaurus carinthiacus Arthaber
1934Lariosaurus balsami Swinton p. 62
1980Lariosaurus carinthiacus Zapfe and König
1993Lariosaurus balsami Sanz et al. p. 157
1998Lariosaurus balsami Rieppel p. 31

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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
genusLariosaurusCurioni 1847
speciesbalsamiCurioni 1841

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
No diagnoses are available