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Gorgonops whaitsi

Reptilia - Theromorpha - Gorgonopidae

Taxonomy
Scymnognathus whaitsi was named by Broom (1912). Its type specimen is AMNH 5530a, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Beaufort West Commonage (Tropidostoma & Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone), which is in a Capitanian/Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa. It is the type species of Scymnognathus.

It was recombined as Gorgonops whaitsi by Sigogneau-Russell (1989).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1912Scymnognathus whaitsi Broom
1913Scymnognathus whaitsi Broom
1989Gorgonops whaitsi Sigogneau-Russell

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
orderTheromorpha
Eotherapsida()
superorderDinomorpha
orderGorgodontia
suborderGorgonopsia
familyGorgonopidae(Lydekker 1890)
subfamilyGorgonopsinaeSigogneau-Russell 1970
genusGorgonopsOwen 1876
specieswhaitsi()

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