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Forfexopterus jeholensis

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Forfexopterus jeholensis was named by Jiang et al. (2016). Its type specimen is HM V20, a skeleton, and it is a compression preserving soft parts. Its type locality is Xiao-tai-zi, La-ma-dong, Jianchang, which is in an Aptian lacustrine siltstone in the Jiufotang Formation of China. It is the type species of Forfexopterus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2016Forfexopterus jeholensis Jiang et al. p. 2

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
RankNameAuthor
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
suborderPterodactyloideaPlieninger 1901
Lophocratia
Ctenochasmatoidea(Unwin 1995)
Euctenochasmatia
Ctenochasmatidae(Nopcsa 1928)
genusForfexopterus
speciesjeholensis

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
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: volanto
Diet: piscivoreo
Created: 2009-01-04 11:38:30
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:39:23
Source: o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Padian 1985, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Aptian or 125.00000 to 113.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Aptian125.0 - 113.0China (Liaoning) Forfexopterus jeholensis (type locality: 129475)