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Gyposaurus

Reptilia - Anchisauridae

Taxonomy
Gyposaurus was named by Broom (1911). Its type is Gyposaurus capensis.

It was synonymized subjectively with Anchisaurus by Galton and Cluver (1976) and Dong (1997); it was synonymized subjectively with Massospondylus by Cooper (1981); it was synonymized subjectively with Lufengosaurus by Evans and Milner (1989); it was considered a nomen dubium by Galton and Upchurch (2004).

It was assigned to Theropoda by Broom (1913); to Saurischia by Huene (1940); to Prosauropoda by Young (1941); to Prosauropoda by Huene (1958) and Simmons (1965); to Thecodontosauridae by Huene (1914), Haughton (1924), Nopcsa (1928), Haughton and Brink (1954), Romer (1956), Huene (1959), Tatarinov (1964) and Romer (1966); and to Anchisauridae by Van Hoepen (1920), Steel (1970), Galton (1973), Upchurch et al. (2007) and Martínez (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1911Gyposaurus Broom pp. 293-294
1913Gyposaurus Broom p. 364
1914Gyposaurus Huene p. 13
1920Gyposaurus Van Hoepen p. 91
1924Gyposaurus Haughton
1928Gyposaurus Nopcsa p. 182
1940Gryposaurus Huene p. 263
1941Gyposaurus Young p. 205
1954Gyposaurus Haughton and Brink p. 4
1956Gyposaurus Romer p. 617
1958Gyposaurus Huene p. 205
1959Gyposaurus Huene p. 120
1964Gyposaurus Tatarinov p. 541
1965Gyposaurus Simmons p. 60
1966Gryposaurus Romer p. 370
1970Gyposaurus Steel p. 48
1973Gyposaurus Galton p. 248
2007Gyposaurus Upchurch et al. p. 62 fig. 3
2009Gyposaurus Martínez p. 162 fig. 22

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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
Diapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Plateosauria()
Anchisauria
Prosauropoda()
familyAnchisauridae
genusGyposaurus

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