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Saurodon

Actinopteri - Ichthyodectiformes - Saurodontidae

Taxonomy
Saurodon was named by Hays (1829) [Sepkoski's age data: K Ceno K Maes-l Sepkoski's reference number: 863]. It is not extant. Its type is Saurodon leanus. It is the type genus of Saurodontidae.

It was synonymized subjectively with Saurocephalus by Hay (1902).

It was assigned to Chirocentridae by Woodward (1901); to Saurocephalidae by Thurmond and Jones (1981); to Pachycormiformes by Sepkoski (2002); and to Saurodontidae by Applegate (1970) and Cavin et al. (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1829Saurodon Hays
1901Saurodon Woodward p. 111
1970Saurodon Applegate p. 419
1981Saurodon Thurmond and Jones p. 98
2002Saurodon Sepkoski, Jr.
2013Saurodon Cavin et al. p. 170

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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
genusSaurodonHays 1829

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 Late/Upper Santonian to the top of the Late/Upper Maastrichtian or 85.80000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (10 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Alabama) S. sp., S. leanus (81928)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) S. leanus (81933 81934 82049 82053 82054)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0Italy (Lecce) S. elongatus (140248)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (North Carolina) S. sp. (57918)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Tennessee) S. sp. (7515)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Jordan S. sp. (170239)