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Saurocephalus lanciformis

Actinopteri - Ichthyodectiformes - Saurodontidae

Taxonomy
Saurocephalus lanciformis was named by Harlan (1834). It is the type species of Saurocephalus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1834Saurocephalus lanciformis Harlan
1857Saurocephalus lanciformis Leidy p. 90
1901Saurocephalus lanciformis Woodward p. 113
1902Saurocephalus lanciformis Hay p. 385
1970Saurocephalus lanciformis Applegate p. 420
1981Saurocephalus lanciformis Thurmond and Jones p. 99
2013Saurocephalus lanciformis Cavin et al. p. 153

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
RankNameAuthor
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteossomorpha
orderIchthyodectiformesBardack and Sprinkle 1969
familySaurodontidaeStewart
genusSaurocephalusHarlan 1824
specieslanciformisHarlan 1834

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-20 21:09:47
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:23:33
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Cenomanian to the top of the Santonian or 99.60000 to 83.60000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5United Kingdom (England) Saurocephalus lanciformis (49496)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Alabama) Saurocephalus lanciformis (81928)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Saurocephalus lanciformis (81934 82053)