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Moschops capensis

Reptilia - Gorgodontia - Tapinocephalidae

Taxonomy
Moschops capensis was named by Broom (1911). Its type specimen is AMNH 5550, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Spitzkop, Graaff-Reinet, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial siliciclastic in South Africa. It is the type species of Moschops.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1911Moschops capensis Broom
1913Moschops capensis Broom
1914Moschognathus whaitsi Broom
1969Moschops whaitsi Boonstra

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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
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassTheromorpha()
Eotherapsida()
superorderDinomorpha
orderGorgodontia
suborderDinocephalia
infraorderTapinocephalia
familyTapinocephalidaeOwen 1876
subfamilyMoschopinae
genusMoschops
speciescapensis

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