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Cyamodus kuhnschnyderi

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Cyamodontidae

Taxonomy
Cyamodus kuhnschnyderi was named by Nosotti and Pinna (1993). Its type specimen is SMNS 15855, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Upper Muschelkalk, Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg, which is in a Ladinian shallow subtidal limestone in the Muschelkalk Formation of Germany.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Cyamodus kuhnschnyderi Nosotti and Pinna
1999Cyamodus kuhnschnyderi Rieppel and Hagdorn p. 337
2001Cyamodus kuhnschnyderi Rieppel pp. 74-75

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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
suborderCyamodontoideaNopcsa 1923
CyamodontidaNopsca 1923
familyCyamodontidaeNopcsa 1923
genusCyamodusvon Meyer 1863
specieskuhnschnyderiNosotti and Pinna 1993

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 2001Nasals fused; anterolateral process of frontal absent; anteromedial process of the parietal embraced by the frontal; a basiorbital furrow present (also in Cyamodus "laticeps" and Henodus), with three foramina (two in Cyamodus "laticeps" and Henodus); the epipterygoid is incompletely ossified in the adult (may occur convergently in Protenodontosaurus).