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Placodus gigas

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Placodontidae

Taxonomy
Placodus gigas was named by Agassiz (1833). Its type specimen is BSP AS VII 1208, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1833Placodus gigas Agassiz
1861Placodus gigas Owen p. 238
1863Placodus quinmolaris Braun
1863Placodus hypsicephalus Braun p. 10
1863Placodus hypsiceps Meyer
1905Anomosaurus strunzi Huene p. 331 figs. Figs 1-13; Plates 5-7
1990Placodus antiquior Pinna p. 149 figs. Fig. 1
1994Placodus gigas Rieppel p. 41 fig. 41
1995Placodus gigas Rieppel pp. 2-3, 5
2002Omphalosaurus peyeri Maisch and Lehmann

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Placodontiformes
orderPlacodontiaCope 1871
superfamilyPlacodontoideaNopcsa 1923
familyPlacodontidaeCope 1871
genusPlacodus
speciesgigasAgassiz 1833

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