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Afrothyra

Varanopidae

Taxonomy
Afrothyra was named by Spindler et al. (2018). It is not extant.

It was assigned to Mesenosaurinae by Spindler et al. (2018).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2018Afrothyra Spindler et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
suborderEupelycosauria
familyVaranopidae()
Neovaranopsia
subfamilyMesenosaurinae
Afrothyra
Afrothyra

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.

Unr. †Afrothyra Spindler et al. 2018
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G. †Anningia Broom 1927
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Anningia megalops Broom 1927
G. †Elliotsmithia Broom 1937
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G. †Heleosaurus Broom 1907
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Heleosaurus scholtzi Broom 1907
G. †Microvaranops Spindler et al. 2018
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Microvaranops parentis Spindler et al. 2018
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Capitanian or 264.28000 to 259.51000 Ma

Collections (6 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Capitanian264.28 - 259.51South Africa (Northern Cape) Elliotsmithia longiceps (88394) Heleosaurus scholtzi (85515 89626)
Capitanian264.28 - 259.51South Africa (Western Cape) Afrothyra indet. (31777) Anningia megalops (89650) Elliotsmithia longiceps (86388)