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Reptilia - Squamata
It was reranked as the superfamily Platynota by Kuhn (1946) and McDowell and Bogert (1954); it was synonymized subjectively with Varanoidea by Kuhn (1966); it was reranked as the unranked clade Platynota by Cernansky et al. (2015).
It was assigned to Lacertilia by Kuhn (1946); to Anguinomorpha by McDowell and Bogert (1954); to Lacertilia by Miller (1967); to Sauria by Lingham-Soliar (1995); to Anguimorpha by Estes (1964), Borsuk-Bialynicka (1984), Nydam (2000) and Nydam (2002); to Anguiformes by Conrad (2006); and to Anguimorpha by Evans (1994), Evans et al. (2006), Norell et al. (2007) and Cernansky et al. (2015).
|Year||Name and author|
|1946||Platynota Kuhn p. 60|
|1954||Platynota McDowell and Bogert p. 131|
|1964||Platynota Estes p. 128|
|1967||Platynota Miller p. 227|
|1984||Platynota Borsuk-Bialynicka p. 25|
|1994||Platynota Evans p. 35|
|2002||Platynota Nydam p. 652|
|2006||Platynota Conrad p. 122|
|2006||Platynota Evans et al. p. 1145|
|2007||Platynota Norell et al. p. 3|
|2015||Platynota Cernansky et al. p. 112|
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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.
|S. B. McDowell and C. M. Bogert 1954||Splenial with reduced posterior extent, not extending back to the level of the apex of the coronoid process, forming a vertical suture with the angular at the level of the dentary-surangular suture; Meckelian groove open for a considerable distance be- tween the dentary and the splenial; external bony naris extended back as a slit in the bony roof of the muzzle lateral to the nasal, this slit reaching or almost reaching the frontal; maxilla extending but a short distance beneath the eye or not at all, the maxillary tooth row entirely preorbital; proximal bases of the teeth expanded and sculptured with a fine vertical fluting.|