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Nothosaurus cymatosauroides

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Discussion

Diagnosis from Rieppel 2000

Taxonomy
Nothosaurus cymatosauroides was named by Sanz (1983) [A small nothosaur with a relatively short and broad rostrum; upper temporal fossae 2.3 times longer than the longitudinal diameter of the orbit; laterally flaring squamosals.]. Its type specimen is MGSB M-503 and M-504, a skull (part and counterpart of a horizontally split skull), and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Montral-Alcover Basin, which is in a Ladinian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Muschelkalk Formation of Spain.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1983Nothosaurus cymatosauroides Sanz
1993Nothosaurus cymatosauroides Sanz et al. p. 155

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
orderEosauropterygia
familyNothosauridaeBaur 1889
genusNothosaurusMünster 1834
speciescymatosauroidesSanz 1983

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