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Reptilia - Squamata - Polyglyphanodontidae
It was corrected as Erdenetosaurus by Alifanov (2000).
It was assigned to Polyglyphanodontidae by Sulimski (1975); to Teiidae by Carroll (1988), Gao and Fox (1991) and Alifanov (1993); to Cherminsauridae by Alifanov (2000); to Macrocephalosauridae by Alifanov (2000); and to Polyglyphanodontinae by Estes (1983), Gao and Norell (2000) and Xu et al. (2014).
|Year||Name and author|
|1975||Erdenetesaurus Sulimski p. 78 fig. 14|
|1991||Erdenetesaurus Gao and Fox|
|1993||Erdenetosaurus Alifanov p. 10|
|2000||Erdenetosaurus Alifanov p. 373|
|2000||Erdenetesaurus Gao and Norell p. 72|
|2014||Erdenetesaurus Xu et al.|
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|A. Sulimski 1975||Dental formula pm?3+m?18/d?19. Skull high, well arched. Parieto-occipital region elongated. Maxilla moderately high, slightly inclined medially dorsal. Postfrontal with poorly developed distal processes. Supratemporal fossa small, oval, slit shaped. Supratemporal bone squamous, .vestigial. Parietal foramen in parietal. Posterior processes of the parietal diverge at an angle of about 80°. Frontals partially fused, posteriorly widened. Descending thickening of the parietal well developed. Ectopterygoid with a long anterior process. Lower jaw slender with slight posterior backward inclination of coronoid process. Retroarticular process wide and long. Dentition pleurodont, almost homodont. Tooth replacement of iguanid type. Cheek tooth crowns rounded in outline, mediolaterally compressed with six-seven radially arranged denticles.|