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Icarosaurus

Reptilia - Kuehneosauridae

Taxonomy
Icarosaurus was named by Colbert (1966). It is not extant. Its type is Icarosaurus siefkeri.

It was assigned to Kuehneosauridae by Robinson (1967), Estes (1983), Benton (1985) and Carroll (1988).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Icarosaurus Colbert p. 5 figs. 3-10
1967Icarosaurus Robinson p. 172
1983Icarosaurus Estes
1985Icarosaurus Benton p. 154
1988Icarosaurus Carroll

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
LepidosauriformesGauthier et al. 1988
familyKuehneosauridae
genusIcarosaurus

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
P. L. Robinson 1967Ten or eleven pairs of dorsal ribs which can be folded back along the body; of these the more anterior have shafts whose length is at least ten times the width of the back of the skull, the shafts rapidly tapering from the proximal end, the length of the following pairs progressively diminishing pos- teriorly. Most of these ribs have a pronounced ventral curvature along the course of the shaft. Transverse processes of the dorsal vertebrae show an abrupt change in length and struc- ture at the beginning of the mid-dorsal series, i.e. as between the last sternal vertebra and the first mid-dorsal vertebra which bears an
elongate rib.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: volantg
Comments: gliderg
Created: 2009-01-04 11:30:35
Modified: 2009-01-04 13:30:35
Source: g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Colbert 1970, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Norian or 228.00000 to 208.50000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (New Jersey) I. siefkeri (12856)