Brancasaurus brancai

Mounted skeleton (holotype).

TaxonavigationEdit

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Cladus: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Superordo: †Sauropterygia
Ordo: †Plesiosauria
Subordo: Plesiosauroidea
Familia: Incertae sedis
Genus: †Brancasaurus
Species: †Brancasaurus brancai

NameEdit

  • Brancasaurus brancai Wegner, 1914: 235

Holotype: GPMM A3.B4, almost complete skeleton.

Type locality: Gerdemann & Co brick-works clay-pit, northeast of Gronau (Westfalen), North Rhine-Westphalia, northwestern Germany.

Type horizon: Isterberg Formation (“Wealden 6,” Pachycytheridea trapezoidalis ostracod zone), Bückeberg Group, uppermost Berriasian, Lower Cretaceous.

SynonymsEdit

  • Gronausaurus wegneri Hampe, 2013: 475 [synonymized by Sachs, Hornung & Kear (2016: 57)]

Holotype: GMM A3.B2, partial skeleton.

Type locality: “Former pit of Gerdemann & Co. brickworks, Gronau/Münsterland, Westphalia, Germany.”

Type horizon: Bückeburg Formation, Osterwald Succession, Berriasian, Lower Cretaceous.

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