Rhynchocephalus Owen

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Rhynchocephalia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Rhynchocephalia

Familia: Sphenodontidae
Genus: Sphenodon
Synonym: Rhynchocephalus

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  • Owen, R. 1845: Report on the reptilian fossils of South Africa: Part I., Description of certain fossil crania, discovered by A. G. Bain, Esq., in sandstone rocks at the south-eastern extremity of Africa, referable to different species of an extinct genus of Reptilia (Dicynodon), and indicative of a new tribe or sub-order of Sauria. Transactions of the Geological Society of London (2), 7: 59–84, plates III-VI. BHL [first availability, see p. 78, and plate VI figs. 5-6]

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