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Cistecephalus microrhinus

Taxonomy
Cistecephalus microrhinus was named by Owen (1876). Its type specimen is BNMH R47066, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Steilkrans, Fort Beaufort, which is in a Wuchiapingian terrestrial horizon in South Africa. It is the type species of Cistecephalus.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1876Cistecephalus microrhinus Owen
1876Cistecephalus planiceps Owen
1932Cistecephalus angusticeps Broom p. 225 fig. 73E
1948Cistecephalus major Broom
1948Cistecephalus platyfrons Broom
1948Cistecephalus rubidgei Broom
1950Cistecephalus laticeps Brink

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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
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
Anomodontia(Owen 1859)
Chainosauria()
Dicynodontia(Owen 1859)
superfamilyEmydopoideavan Hoepen 1934
Kistecephalia()
Cistecephalidae()
genusCistecephalusOwen 1876
speciesmicrorhinus

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