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Gorgonops torvus

Reptilia - Theromorpha - Gorgonopidae

Taxonomy
Gorgonops torvus was named by Owen (1876). Its type specimen is BMNH R 1647, a partial skull (Incomplete and flattened skull), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mildenhalls, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1876Gorgonops torvus Owen
1913Gorgonops torvus Broom
1989Gorgonops torvus Sigogneau-Russell

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
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
speciestorvusOwen 1876

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