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Metoposaurus

- Metoposauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Metopias Meyer
1845Metopias Meyer p. 282
1849Metopias d'Orbigny p. 213
1890Metoposaurus Lydekker
1919Metoposaurus Watson p. 67
1965Metoposaurus Chowdhury p. 42
1971Metoposaurus Kuhn p. 8
1988Metoposaurus Carroll
1989Metoposaurus Hunt p. 297 fig. 1
1989Metoposaurus Murry p. 271
1995Metoposaurus Long and Murry
2004Metoposaurus Milner and Schoch
2007Metoposaurus Sulej
2013Metoposaurus Schoch

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda
Temnospondyli()
Eutemnospondyli
Rhachitomi()
Eryopiformes
Stereospondylomorpha
Stereospondyli()
Trematosauria
superfamilyTrematosauroidea
familyMetoposauridae
genusMetoposaurusLydekker 1890

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
T. Sulej 2007"The interclavicle with relatively long posterior part and small “centre” of sculpture consisting of isometric pits; the glenoid of scapula directed posterolaterally; the braincase weakly ossified; the humerus, scapula, and fibula relatively slender."