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Preprismatoolithus coloradensis

Reptilia - Prismatoolithidae

Taxonomy
Prismatoolithus coloradensis was named by Hirsch (1994). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is MWC 122.3.1/HEC 457, an egg, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Young locality, Delta (MWC–122.1), which is in a Kimmeridgian dry floodplain mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.

It was recombined as Preprismatoolithus coloradensis by Zelenitsky and Hills (1996), Hirsch (2001), Zhao (2003) and Foster et al. (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1994Prismatoolithus coloradensis Hirsch p. 140 figs. 10.3-4, 10.7
1996Preprismatoolithus coloradensis Zelenitsky and Hills p. 1128
1997Prismatoolithus coloradensis Carpenter p. 92
2001Preprismatoolithus coloradensis Hirsch p. 384
2003Preprismatoolithus coloradensis Zhao p. 161
2014Preprismatoolithus coloradoensis Moreno-Azanza et al. p. 847
2016Preprismatoolithus coloradensis Foster et al. p. 45

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
familyPrismatoolithidae
genusPreprismatoolithus
speciescoloradensis()

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