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Alligator hantoniensis

Reptilia - Alligatoridae

Taxonomy
Alligator hantoniensis was named by Wood (1846). Its type specimen is NHMUK OR 25166, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Diplocynodon hantoniensis by Pomel (1853), Lydekker (1887), Martin (2010), Delfino and Smith (2012) and Rio et al. (2019).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1846Alligator hantoniensis Wood
1848Crocodilus hastingsiae Owen
1850Crocodilus hastingsiae Owen
1853Diplocynodon hantoniensis Pomel
1887Diplocynodon hantoniensis Lydekker
2010Diplocynodon hantoniensis Martin
2012Diplocynodon hantoniensis Delfino and Smith
2019Diplocynodon hantoniensis Rio et al.

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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
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Paracrocodylomorpha
Loricata(Merrem 1820)
Crocodylomorpha()
suborderCrocodyliformes
MesoeucrocodyliaWhetstone and Whybrow 1983
NeosuchiaClark 1988
suborderEusuchiaHuxley 1875
Crocodylia(Owen 1842)
BrevirostresCuvier
superfamilyAlligatoroideaGray 1844
Globidonta
familyAlligatoridaeGray 1844
subfamilyAlligatorinaeCuvier 1807
genusAlligatorDaudin 1809
specieshantoniensisWood 1846

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marineuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Diet: carnivoreuc
Created: 2009-01-03 20:38:59
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:38:59
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Benton 1983, Carroll 1988, Bush and Bambach 2015, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the MP 17A to the top of the MP 17B or 37.20000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9United Kingdom (England) Alligator hantoniensis (39643)
MP 17A - MP 17B37.2 - 33.9United Kingdom (England) Alligator hantoniensis (28747)