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Pterosphenus

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1898Pterosphenus Lucas
1901Moeriophis Andrews p. 438
1902Pterosphenus Hay p. 479
1906Pterosphenus Andrews p. 309
1966Pterosphenus Kuhn p. 63
1981Pterosphenus Thurmond and Jones p. 163
1981Pterosphenus Westgate and Ward p. 161
1988Pterosphenus Carroll
1991Pterosphenus Holman et al. p. 6
1997Pterosphenus muruntau Averianov p. 138 fig. 7
2002Pterosphenus Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Pterosphenus Parmley and Reed p. 224
2003Pterosphenus Rage et al.
2005Pterosphenus Head et al. p. 246
2005Pterosphenus muruntau Parmley and DeVore
2008Pterosphenus Rage et al. p. 394
2012Pterosphenus Kristensen et al.
2016Pterosphenus McCartney and Seiffert p. 4

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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
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes(Linnaeus 1758)
infraorderAlethinophidia
familyPalaeophiidae()
genusPterosphenus

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
Body part: SVLg
Adult length: 1000 to < 10^4g
Maximum body mass: 300 kgg
Minimum body mass: 100 kgg
Environment: coastal, oceanic, marine, brackishg
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticg
Diet: carnivoreg
Created: 2005-09-10 11:11:02
Modified: 2005-09-10 13:11:02
Source: g = genus, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Holman 2000, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Thanetian to the top of the Late/Upper Eocene or 59.20000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections (27 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0USA (New Jersey) P. schucherti (124965)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Gujarat) P. sp. (55494) P. sp., P. kutchensis, P. biswasi (48075)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Pakistan (Punjab) P. sp. (38498)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3India (Gujarat) P. sp., P. kutchensis, P. biswasi (48074)
Late/Upper Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Texas) P. schucherti (16542)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Uzbekistan P. muruntau (49137)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Western Sahara P. schweinfurthi (175734)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Myanmar P. sp. (41460)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0USA (Louisiana) P. schucherti (3534)
Bartonian - Late/Upper Eocene41.3 - 33.9Libya P. schweinfurthi (48077)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Georgia) P. schucherti (45640) P. schucherti, Palaeophis virginianus (27508)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Western Sahara P. sp. (159113)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Egypt (Fayum) Moeriophis sp. (74737)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Alabama) P. schucherti (28983)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Arkansas) P. schucherti (16549 45641)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Egypt P. schweinfurthi (67706 79700)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Mississippi) P. schucherti (6802)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Louisiana) P. schucherti (55251 75638)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9USA (Florida) P. schucherti (27641)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9USA (Louisiana) P. schucherti (27623)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Ecuador (Santa Elena) P. sheppardi (48076)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9USA (Mississippi) P. schucherti (162733)