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Wuerhosaurus homheni

Reptilia - Stegosauridae

Taxonomy
Wuerhosaurus homheni was named by Dong (1973). Its type specimen is IVPP V.4006, a skeleton, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Wuerho, IVPP site 64043, which is in an Aptian/Albian terrestrial mudstone/sandstone in the Lianmugin Formation of China. It is the type species of Wuerhosaurus.

It was recombined as Stegosaurus homheni by Maidment et al. (2008) and Mateus et al. (2009); it was considered a nomen dubium by Pereda-Suberbiola et al. (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1973Wuerhosaurus homheni Dong p. 50 figs. 3-4, Pl. 5-7
1980Wuerhosaurus homheni Chao p. 68
1981Wuerhosaurus homheni Galton p. 43
1986Wuerhosaurus homheni Li et al. p. 27
1986Wuerhosaurus homheni Qi et al. p. 192
1986Wuerhosaurus homheni Zhao p. 69
1990Wuerhosaurus homheni Dong p. 262
1990Wuerhosaurus homheni Galton
1992Wuerhosaurus homheni Dong p. 166
1992Wuerhosaurus homheni Shen and Mateer p. 75
1994Wuerhosaurus homheni Dong p. 2097
2001Wuerhosaurus homheni Carpenter et al. p. 73
2001Wuerhosaurus homheni Dong p. 99
2003Wuerhosaurus homheni Pereda Suberbiola et al. p. 147
2003Wuerhosaurus homheni Ruiz-Omeñaca and Canudo p. 294
2004Wuerhosaurus homheni Galton and Upchurch p. 345
2007Wuerhosaurus homheni Wings et al. p. 116
2008Stegosaurus homheni Maidment et al. p. 379
2009Stegosaurus homheni Mateus et al.
2010Wuerhosaurus homheni Carpenter p. 159
2013Wuerhosaurus homheni Xing et al. p. 62
2014Wuerhosaurus homheni Ulansky p. 5
2016Wuerhosaurus homheni Galton and Carpenter p. 191

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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
RankNameAuthor
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Genasauria
Thyreophora()
Stegosauria()
familyStegosauridae
genusWuerhosaurus
specieshomheni

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
S. C. R. Maidment et al. 2008Unlike other species of Stegosaurus, the neural arches of the dorsal vertebrae of S. homheni are deeply excavated dorsal to the neural canal in anterior view (Fig. 8).