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Nothosaurus cristatus

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Taxonomy
Nothosaurus cristatus was named by Hinz et al. (2019) [Medium-sized Nothosaurus with a skull length of at least 383 mm; postfrontal and maxilla meet behind the orbit, forming its posterior margin; postorbital excluded from the orbit; jugal long, slender, and almost reaching the orbital margin; parietals fused and forming a pronounced, sharp ridge along the midline anterior to the large parietal foramen; ectopterygoid large with long, slender posterior extension.]. Its type specimen is GPIT/RE/09800, a skull (Almost complete skull, lacking mandible), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Nothosaurus cristatus-type locality, which is in a Ladinian marine marl in the Erfurt Formation of Germany.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2019Nothosaurus cristatus Hinz et al.

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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()
orderSauropterygia
orderEosauropterygia
familyNothosauridaeBaur 1889
genusNothosaurusMünster 1834
speciescristatus

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Diagnosis
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