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Laevisuchus indicus

Reptilia - Noasauridae

Taxonomy
Laevisuchus indicus was named by Huene (1933) [Named by Huene in Huene & Matley 1933.]. Its type specimen is GSI K20/614, K20/613, K27/696, a set of vertebrae, 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 is the type species of Laevisuchus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1933Laevisuchus indicus Huene p. 60 fig. 20
1957Laevisuchus indicus Lapparent p. 111
1970Laevisuchus indicus Steel p. 16
1989Laevisuchus indicus Jain p. 100
1996Laevisuchus indicus Chatterjee and Rudra p. 517
1996Laevisuchus indicus Kohring et al. p. 51
1996Laevisuchus indicus Loyal et al. p. 629
2001Laevisuchus indicus Mohabey p. 484
2004Laevisuchus indicus Novas et al. p. 80
2004Laevisuchus indicus Tykoski and Rowe p. 49
2008Laevisuchus indicus Carrano and Sampson p. 195
2011Laevisuchus indicus Carrano et al. p. 3
2013Laevisuchus indicus Mohabey et al. pp. 35-36

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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
familyNoasauridae
genusLaevisuchusHuene 1933
speciesindicusHuene 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
M. T. Carrano and S. D. Sampson 2008Laevisuchus is extremely fragmentary and only a single vertebra remains of the four original type specimens, although it is quite likely that many of the small Lameta theropod specimens pertain to Laevisuchus. Thus we face the same problem as with Genusaurus, and tentatively accept the validity of Laevisuchus while acknowledging that it cannot be diagnosed at this time