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Vetusodon elikhulu

Taxonomy
Vetusodon elikhulu was named by Abdala et al. (2019). Its type specimen is BP/1/7971, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Little Tugela River, which is in a Wuchiapingian/Changhsingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa. It is the type species of Vetusodon.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2019Vetusodon elikhulu Abdala et al. p. 987 figs. 1-8

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
genusVetusodon
specieselikhulu

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.

Vetusodon elikhulu Abdala et al. 2019
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Hendy et al. 2009, Carroll 1988

Age range: base of the Wuchiapingian to the top of the Changhsingian or 259.90000 to 252.17000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Wuchiapingian - Changhsingian259.9 - 252.17South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) Vetusodon elikhulu (type locality: 179618)