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Elaphrosaurus bambergi

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Taxonomy
Elaphrosaurus bambergi was named by Janensch (1920). Its type specimen is HMN Gr. S. 38-44, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Tendaguru quarry dd, which is in a Kimmeridgian estuary/bay marl in the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Elaphrosaurus bambergi Janensch p. 225 figs. 1-5
1923Elaphrosaurus bambergi Huene p. 456
1925Elaphrosaurus bambergi Janensch p. 7
1926Elaphrosaurus bambergi Janensch p. 542
1931Elaphrosaurus bambergi Stromer p. 18
1934Elaphrosaurus bambergi Stromer p. 16
1944Elaphrosaurus bambergi Young p. 189
1954Elaphrosaurus bambergi Lavocat
1962Elaphrosaurus bambergii Avnimelech p. 235
1970Elaphrosaurus bambergi Fischer p. 196
1970Elaphrosaurus bambergi Steel p. 16
1970Elaphrosaurus bambergi Swinton p. 128
1972Elaphrosaurus bambergi Russell p. 378
1977Elaphrosaurus bambergi Raath p. 206
1980Elaphrosaurus bambergi Molnar p. 92
1982Elaphrosaurus bambergi Galton pp. 265-275
1984Elaphrosaurus bambergi Taquet p. 78
1984Elaphrosaurus bambergi Welles pp. 162-163
1986Elaphrosaurus bambergi Gauthier p. 10
1988Elaphrosaurus bambergi Paul p. 266
1990Elaphrosaurus bambergi Smith and Galton p. 264
1996Elaphrosaurus bambergi Rich p. 711
1997Elaphrosaurus bambergi Osmólska p. 501
1997Elaphrosaurus bambergi Rowe et al. p. 108
1998Elaphrosaurus bambergi Holtz, Jr. p. 39
2003Elaphrosaurus bambergi Rauhut p. 26
2004Elaphrosaurus bambergi Carrano and Sampson p. 552
2004Elaphrosaurus bambergi Tykoski and Rowe p. 48
2006Elaphrosaurus bambergi Mateus p. 231
2008Elaphrosaurus bambergi Carrano and Sampson p. 193
2008Elaphrosaurus bambergi Salgado et al. p. 533
2009Elaphrosaurus bambergi Buffetaut et al. p. 238
2010Elaphrosaurus bambergii Cavin et al. p. 399
2010Elaphrosaurus bambergi Smith et al. p. 929
2012Elaphrosaurus bambergi Carrano et al. p. 231

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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()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
suborderCeratosauria()
genusElaphrosaurus
speciesbambergi

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 2008Ceratosaur with: (1) a thin ventrolateral lamina bordering the posterior cervical pleurocoel ventrally, (2) a strongly concave ventral border of the cervical vertebrae, whose apex is above the midheight of the anterior articular face, (3) scapular blade breadth exceeding the height of the vertebral column, and (4) an extremely wide iliac brevis fossa, with a nearly horizontal brevis shelf (Rauhut 2003: 26).
M. T. Carrano et al. 2012Ceratosaur with: (1) thin ventrolateral lamina bordering posterior cervical pleurocoel ventrally; (2) strongly concave ventral border of cervical vertebrae, with apex above mid-height of anterior articular face; (3) scapular blade breadth exceeding height of vertebral column; and (4) extremely wide iliac brevis fossa with nearly horizontal brevis shelf (all from Rauhut 2003).