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Rajasaurus narmadensis

Reptilia - Abelisauridae

Taxonomy
Rajasaurus narmadensis was named by Wilson et al. (2003). Its type specimen is GSI 21441/1-33. Its type locality is Temple Hill, Rahioli (cgl), which is in a Maastrichtian crevasse splay conglomerate/sandstone in the Lameta Formation of India.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Rajasaurus narmadensis Wilson et al.
2004Rajasaurus narmadensis Juárez Valieri and Fiorelli p. 36
2004Rajasaurus narmadensis Novas et al. p. 69
2005Rajasaurus narmadensis Mohabey p. 475
2006Rajasaurus narmadensis Coria et al. p. 1288
2007Rajasaurus normadensis Malkani
2007Rajasaurus narmadensis Sampson and Witmer p. 33
2008Rajasaurus narmadensis Carrano and Sampson p. 197
2009Rajasaurus narmadensis Prasad and Sahni p. 372
2010Rajasaurus narmadensis Novas et al. p. 45
2011Rajasaurus narmadensis Juárez Valieri et al. p. 167
2013Rajasaurus narmadensis Furtado et al. p. 109

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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
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
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
genusRajasaurus
speciesnarmadensis

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
M. T. Carrano and S. D. Sampson 2008Abelisaurid with: (1) median nasal–frontal prominence with frontal forming the posterior rim, (2) anteroposteriorly elongate upper temporal fenestrae (approximately 150% length of frontal) and (3) a robust ilium with a transverse ridge separating the brevis fossa from the acetabulum (modified from Wilson et al. 2003).