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Brachyzostrodon coupatezi

Mammalia - Morganucodonta - Morganucodontidae

Taxonomy
Brachyzostrodon coupatezi was named by Sigogneau-Russell (1983). Its type specimen is SNP 100, a tooth (lower tight (?) molar), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, which is in a Rhaetian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Gres à Avicula contorta Formation of France.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1983Brachyzostrodon coupatezi Sigogneau-Russell pp. 238-240 figs. 1-2, 7-9; Pl. 1-2
1991Brachyzostrodon coupatezi Hahn et al. p. 238
2004Brachyzostrodon coupatezi Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 165, 179

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderMorganucodontaKermack et al. 1973
familyMorganucodontidae
genusBrachyzostrodon
speciescoupatezi

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
D. Sigogneau-Russell 1983Comme pour le genre; grande taille.
G. Hahn et al. 1991Teeth massive. Main cusp a relatively short and high. Length of theeth 1,7 to 2,2 mm.