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Melanorosaurus readi

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Taxonomy
Melanorosaurus readi was named by Haughton (1924). Its type specimen is SAM 3449 (lectotype), a set of postcrania, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Thaba 'Nyama, Herschel (zone A/6), which is in a Norian/Rhaetian terrestrial mudstone/sandstone in the Elliot Formation of South Africa. It is the type species of Melanorosaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1924Melanorosaurus readi Haughton
1940Melanorosaurus readi Huene p. 263
1941Melanorosaurus readi Huene p. 141
1954Melanorosaurus readi Haughton and Brink p. 38
1970Melanorosaurus readi Ellenberger p. 346
1970Melanorosaurus readi Steel p. 57
1984Melanorosaurus readi Olsen and Galton p. 91
1985Melanorosaurus readi Galton p. 672
1993Melanorosaurus readi Gauffre p. 148
1997Melanorosaurus readi Chinsamy p. 677
1998Melanorosaurus readi Galton and Van Heerden p. 175
2000Melanorosaurus readi Galton p. 269
2002Melanorosaurus readi Harris et al. p. 251
2003Melanorosaurus readi Yates
2004Melanorosaurus readi Galton and Upchurch p. 235
2005Melanorosaurus readi Galton et al. p. 4
2007Melanorosaurus readi Galton p. 518
2007Melanorosaurus readi Smith and Pol p. 665
2007Melanorosaurus readi Upchurch et al. p. 76
2007Melanorosaurus readi Yates p. 12
2009Melanorosaurus readi Barrett p. 1032
2010Melanorosaurus readi Bandyopadhyay et al. p. 536
2010Melanorosaurus readi Langer et al. p. 70
2011Melanorosaurus readi Apaldetti et al. p. 4
2016Melanorosaurus readi Peyre de Fabrègues and Allain p. 5

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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
RankNameAuthor
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
genusMelanorosaurus
speciesreadi

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
No diagnoses are available