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Teleocrater rhadinus

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Taxonomy
Teleocrater rhadinus was named by Nesbitt et al. (2017). Its type specimen is NHMUK PV R6795, a partial skeleton (Disassociated skeleton of one individual, including: cervical, trunk, and caudal vertebrae, partial pectoral and pelvic girdles, partial forelimb and hindlimbs), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is B9, west of Mkongoleko, which is in an Anisian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Manda Beds Formation of Tanzania. It is the type species of Teleocrater.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2017Teleocrater rhadinus Nesbitt et al. p. 485 figs. Fig. 2

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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
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Aphanosauria
genusTeleocrater
speciesrhadinus

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
S. J. Nesbitt et al. 2017T. rhadinus differs from all other archosauriforms in the following combination of character states (*probable autapomorphy): neural canal openings of the anterior cervicals dorsoventrally elongated anteriorly, and mediolaterally elongated posteriorly*; anterior cervicals at least 1.5 times longer than anterior to middle trunk vertebrae; preac- etabular process of the ilium arcs medially to create a distinct pocket on the medial surface; small concave ventral margin of the ischial peduncle of the ilium; long iliofibularis crest of the fibula (see Supplementary Information for differential diagnosis).