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Dinocephalia

Reptilia - Theromorpha

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1894Dinocephalia Seeley p. 226
1895Dinocephalia Seeley
1913Dinocephalia Broom
1923Dinocephalia Nopcsa
1934Dinocephalia Swinton p. 51
1937Dinocephalia Roxo p. 43
1946Dinocephalia Kuhn p. 57
1954Brithopus bashkyricus Efremov
1954Brithopus ponderus Efremov
1954Dinocephalia Haughton and Brink p. 5
1954Dinocephalia Huene p. 30
1962Deinocephalia Olson p. 48
1982Dinocephalia Kemp p. 348
1988Dinocephalia Carroll
1989Dinocephalia Gauthier et al. p. 341
1991Dinocephalia Rubidge
1996Dinocephalia Cheng and Ji pp. 124, 132
2000Dinocephalia Battail and Surkov p. 94
2001Dinocephalia Rubidge and Sidor
2003Dinocephalia Ivakhnenko
2008Dinocephalia Ivakhnenko

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
orderTheromorpha
Eotherapsida()
superorderDinomorpha
orderGorgodontia
suborderDinocephalia
suborderDinocephalia

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
H. G. Seeley 1895Temporal vacuities small. Cerebral region between them wide, and usually expanded above the brain-case. Skull bones are enormously thick; no interior cartilage to the brain-case. Palato-nares far forward. Occipital condyle singel, convex. Teeth with canines sometimes developed. Molar teeth pointed, convex in front, concave behind, with serrated borders, and a transverse inwardly developed ledge.