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Lepidosauria (lepidosaur)

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1866Lepidosauria Haeckel p. CXXXVI
1887Patricosaurus Seeley figs. 1, 4
1887Patricosaurus merocratus Seeley figs. 1, 4
1890Lepidosauria Zittel p. 450
1947Lepidosauria Olson pp. 44, 45
1954Lepidosauria Haughton and Brink p. 3
1966Lepidosauria Kuhn p. 31
1966Lepidosauria Olson p. 301
1981Lepidosauria Thurmond and Jones p. 147
1982Lepidosauria Carroll p. 183
1982Lepidosauria Gardiner p. 228
1982Euposaurus thiolleri Lortet
1983Lepidosauria Stritzke
1985Lepidosauria Benton p. 157
1986Lepidosauria Sullivan p. 109
1988Lepidosauria Carroll
1989Lepidosauria Gauthier et al. p. 344
1991Lepidosauria Norell and de Queiroz
1996Lepidosauria Gao and Fox p. 13
2001Lepidosauria Peng et al. p. 26
2002Lepidosauria Barrett and Evans
2006Lepidosauria Augé and Rage p. 237

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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()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
superorderLepidosauria()

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
Maximum body mass: 300 kgsubf
Minimum body mass: 10 gg
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Source: g = genus, subf = subfamily, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Holman 2000, Kiessling 2004, Greene 1997, Head 2005, Carroll 1988, Behler and King 1979, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Lopingian to the top of the Holocene or 259.90000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 252.17 Ma

Collections (2904 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Lopingian259.9 - 252.17Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige) Ganasauripus ladinus (188750)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2Germany (Saarland) Lepidosauria indet. (36204)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2United Kingdom (England) Rhynchosauroides pisanus (184047)
Induan - Olenekian252.17 - 247.2Russian Federation (Orenburg) Rhynchocephalia indet. (37040)
Smithian251.3 - 247.2Russian Federation (Orenburg) Rhynchocephalia indet. (196057)
Spathian251.3 - 247.2Russian Federation (Orenburg) Scharschengia sp. (196059)
Aegean247.2 - 242.0Germany (Sachsen-Anhalt) Trachelosaurus fischeri (134498)
Pelsonian - Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Italy (Alto Adige) Megachirella wachtleri (194383)
Longobardian242.0 - 235.0Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Lepidosauria indet. (101873) Rhynchocephalia indet. (101875)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0India (Madhya Pradesh) Sphenodontia indet. (105292)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0USA (Virginia) Lepidosauria indet., Sphenodontia indet. (39159)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0USA (Texas) Sphenodontidae indet. (84271)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy (Toscana) Rhynchocephalichnus etruscus, Ichnites pisanus (68779)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Slovenia Walteria sp. (66930)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5Germany (Niedersachsen) Polysphenodon muelleri (98627)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5Poland (Opole) Rhynchocephalia indet. (61449)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5United Kingdom (Scotland) Brachyrhinodon taylori (57948)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3USA (Utah) Sphenodontia indet. A, Sphenodontia indet. B (183201)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (New Mexico) Sphenodontidae indet. (83739) Squamata indet. (48516)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (Texas) Clevosaurus sp., Sphenodontia indet. (13273) Lepidosauria indet., Diphydontosaurus sp., Planocephalosaurus lucasi, Clevosaurus latidens, Sphenodontidae indet. (13266) Lepidosauria indet., Paleollanosaurus fraseri, Sphenodontidae indet. (48424)