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Indosaurus matleyi

Reptilia - Abelisauridae

Taxonomy
Indosaurus matleyi was named by Huene (1933) [Named by Huene in Huene & Matley 1933.]. Its type specimen is GSI K27/565, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Carnosaur Bed, Bara Simla, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial sandstone in the Lameta Formation of India.

It was considered a nomen dubium by Novas et al. (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1933Indosaurus matleyi Huene p. 44 figs. pl. 9, figs 3-4, pl. 10, fig. 1
1970Indosaurus matleyi Steel p. 33
1974Indosaurus matleyi Molnar p. 1015
1986Indosaurus matleyi Gauthier p. 9
1988Indosaurus matleyi Paul p. 316
1989Indosaurus matleyi Jain p. 100
1991Indosaurus matleyi Bonaparte pp. 1-2
1996Indosaurus matleyi Chatterjee and Rudra p. 517
1996Indosaurus matleyi Kohring et al. p. 51
1996Indosaurus matleyi Loyal et al. p. 629
1996Indosaurus matleyi Sampson et al. p. 604
1997Indosaurus matleyi Novas p. 1
1997Indosaurus matleyi Sahni p. 364
1999Indosaurus matleyi Knoll et al. p. 108
1999Indosaurus matleyi Prasad and Sahni p. 379
2001Indosaurus matleyi Mohabey p. 483
2002Indosaurus matleyi Lamanna et al. p. 58
2004Indosaurus matleyi Novas et al. pp. 71-72
2004Indosaurus matleyi Tykoski and Rowe p. 49
2006Indosasurus matley Malkani p. 20
2007Indosaurus matleyi Sampson and Witmer p. 38
2008Indosaurus matleyi Carrano and Sampson p. 195
2011Indosaurus matleyi Juárez Valieri et al. p. 167
2013Indosaurus matleyi Mohabey et al. pp. 35-36

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
RankNameAuthor
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
suborderCeratosauria()
superfamilyAbelisauroidea
familyAbelisauridae
subfamilyMajungasaurinae
genusIndosaurusHuene 1933
speciesmatleyiHuene 1933

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
F. Huene 1933In comparing the described fragments of the skulls of Indosuchus and Indosaurus, it becomes evident that the latter possesses much stouter and thicker bones. The parietals of Indosaurus are short and broad and Indosuchus has a narrow, parietal crest. In Indosuchus, the roof of the skull between the orbits is flat, in Indosaurus, there seems to have been a transverse crest above and behind the orbits, and the frontals are concave and decline in front; on the post-frontals there were apparently horn-like tuberosities; nothing of this is found in Indosuchus.
M. T. Carrano and S. D. Sampson 2008‘. . . much stouter and thicker bones. The parietals. . .are short and broad. . .there seems to have been a transverse crest above and behind the orbits, and the frontals are concave and decline in front; on the post-frontals there were apparently horn-like tuberosities’ (Huene & Matley 1933: 46).