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Alamitophis argentinus

Reptilia - Squamata - Madtsoiidae

Taxonomy
Alamitophis argentinus was named by Albino (1986). Its type specimen is MACN-RN 27, a set of vertebrae (median trunk vertebra), and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Alamitophis.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Alamitophis argentinus Albino p. 16 fig. 1

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes()
familyMadtsoiidae()
genusAlamitophis
speciesargentinus

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
A. M. Albino 1986"Madtsoiinae con vértebras de pequeño tamaño, de centro vertebral relativeamente corto, angosto y no netamente triangular. Carena hemal gruesa definida por depresiones profundas. Zigósfeno delgado. Con foramen paracotylar y parazigantral." (pg. 16)