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Cynosaurus suppostus

- Galesauridae

Taxonomy
Cynosuchus suppostus was named by Owen (1876). Its type specimen is Albany Museum, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Sneeuberg Range, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa. It is the type species of Cynosaurus, Cynosuchus.

It was recombined as Cynosaurus suppostus by Schmidt (1927) and Hopson and Kitching (1972).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1876Cynosuchus suppostus Owen
1913Cynosuchus suppostus Broom
1918Cynosuchus whaitsi Haughton
1927Cynosaurus suppostus Schmidt
1927Cynosaurus whaitsi Schmidt
1931Cynosuchoides whaitsi Broom
1942Mygalesuchus peggyae Broom
1951Baurocynodon gracilis Brink
1972Cynosaurus suppostus Hopson and Kitching

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
familyGalesauridaeLydekker 1890
genusCynosaurus
speciessuppostus()

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