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Cyamodus muensteri

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Cyamodontidae

Taxonomy
Placodus muensteri was named by Agassiz (1839). Its type specimen is BSP AS VII 1210, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bindlacher Berg, which is in an Illyrian marine horizon in the Meissner Formation of Germany. It is the type species of Cyamodus.

It was synonymized subjectively with Cyamodus rostratus by Kuhn (1969); it was recombined as Cyamodus muensteri by Rieppel (2001).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Placodus muensteri Agassiz p. 72 figs. Plate 71, figs 1-5
1859Placodus laticeps Owen
1861Placodus laticeps Owen p. 237
1934Cyamodus laticeps Swinton p. 63
1999Cyamodus laticeps Rieppel and Hagdorn p. 337
2001Cyamodus muensteri 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
speciesmuensteri(Agassiz 1839)

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