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Sphenosuchus acutus

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Taxonomy
Sphenosuchus acutus was named by Haughton (1915). Its type specimen is SAM 3014, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Sphenosuchus type, Paballong, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone/mudstone in the Elliot Formation of South Africa.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1915Sphenosuchus acutus Haughton p. 98 figs. 15-17
1922Sphenosuchus acutus Huene p. 22
1990Sphenosuchus acutus Walker
2011Sphenosuchus acutus Nesbitt p. 40
2013Sphenosuchus acutus Irmis et al.

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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
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Paracrocodylomorpha
Loricata(Merrem 1820)
Crocodylomorpha()
genusSphenosuchus
speciesacutus

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