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Yandusaurus hongheensis

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Taxonomy
Yandusaurus hongheensis was named by He (1979). Its type specimen is GCC V20501, a skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Honghe Dam, Hongheba, which is in an Oxfordian terrestrial horizon in the Xiashaximiao Formation of China. It is the type species of Yandusaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Yandusaurus hongheensis He
1983Yandusaurus hungheensis He and Cai p. 5
1984Yandusaurus hongheensis He p. 70
1984Yandusaurus hongheensis He and Cai p. 4
1985Yandusaurus hongheensis Zhao p. 289
1990Yandusaurus honheensis Sues and Norman p. 500
1992Yandusaurus hongheensis Dong p. 165
1992Yandusaurus hongheensis Weishampel and Heinrich p. 171
1994Yandusaurus hongheensis Carpenter p. 295
1996Yandusaurus hongheensis Molnar p. 651
1997Yandusaurus hongheensis Sues p. 357
2004Yandusaurus hongheensis Norman et al. p. 395
2005Yandusaurus hongheensis Barrett et al. pp. 824-826
2008Yandusaurus hongheensis Butler et al. p. 11
2012Yandusaurus hongheensis Han et al. p. 1390
2012Yandusaurus hongheensis Zheng et al. p. 208

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Neornithischia()
genusYandusaurusHe 1979
specieshongheensisHe 1979

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
R. J. Butler et al. 2008The mid–posterior cervicals have circular, pit-like depressions developed at the base of their postzygapophyses.