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Phosphatosaurus gavialoides

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Taxonomy
Phosphatosaurus gavialoides was named by Bergounioux (1955). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Metlaoui, which is in a Ypresian coastal phosphorite in the Gafsa Phosphates Formation of Tunisia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1955Phosphatosaurus gavialoides Bergounioux
2012Phosphatosaurus gavialoides Bronzati et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Paracrocodylomorpha
Loricata(Merrem 1820)
Crocodylomorpha()
suborderCrocodyliformes
MesoeucrocodyliaWhetstone and Whybrow 1983
NeosuchiaClark 1988
Coelognathosuchia()
Tethysuchia(Buffetaut 1982)
Tethysuchoidea
Dyrosauridae(de Steffano 1903)
genusPhosphatosaurus
speciesgavialoides

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: marineuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Diet: carnivoresubo
Created: 2017-04-17 10:39:01
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:39:01
Source: subo = suborder, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Benton 1983, Carroll 1988, Bush and Bambach 2015, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Early/Lower Eocene or 55.80000 to 48.60000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Tunisia Phosphatosaurus gavialoides (type locality: 106501)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6Mali Phosphatosaurus gavialoides (114961)