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Ornithodira (ornithodiran)

Reptilia -

Sister taxa
Dinosauromorpha, Pterosauromorpha

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Ornithodira Gauthier p. 54 fig. 8
1990Ornithodira Benton p. 13
1990Ornithodira Sereno and Arcucci p. 39 fig. 7
1991Ornithodira Sereno p. 27
1993Ornithodira Parrish p. 290 fig. 1
1995Ornithodira Long and Murry p. 171
2010Ornithodira Nesbitt et al. p. 95
2011Ornithodira Nesbitt p. 206 fig. 52
2011Ornithodira Novas et al. p. 335

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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
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Ornithodira

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
S. J. Nesbitt 2011The least inclusive clade containing Pterodactylus antiquus Soemmerring, 1812, and Passer domesticus Linnaeus, 1758
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Maximum body mass: 100000 kgg
Minimum body mass: 300 gg
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Source: g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Kungurian to the top of the Holocene or 279.30000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 272.3 Ma

Collections (11202 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Russian Federation Sylvia sp. 1 (30384)
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17Russian Federation (Orenburg) Brontopus giganteus (196927)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2United Kingdom (England) Coelurosaurichnus sp. A, Coelurosaurichnus sp. B, Coelurosaurichnus ziegelangernensis (184045)
Early/Lower Triassic - Middle Triassic252.17 - 237.0Germany (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Sphingopus ferox (192151)
Smithian251.3 - 247.2Poland (Swietoryzskie) Prorotodactylus sp. (175800)
Smithian251.3 - 247.2USA (Utah) Grallator sp., Eubrontes sp. (105542)
Spathian251.3 - 247.2Poland (Swietoryzskie) Prorotodactylus mirus (118063)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Germany Thecodontosaurus latespinatus (137641)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Germany (Saxony-Anhalt) Theropoda indet. (138123)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Tanzania (Ruvuma) Asilisaurus kongwe (94651 181056 181057 181058) Prestosuchidae indet. (136890) Silesauridae indet. (159740) Thecodontosaurus alophos (136891)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0United Kingdom (England) Deuterotetrapous plancus (186039) Swinnertonichnus mapperleyensis (83053) Thecodontosaurus sp. (57944)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Poland (Opole) Thecodontosaurus primus, Zanclodon silesiacus (96435)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige) Dinosauromorpha indet. (194584)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Poland (Swietoryzskie) Sphingopus sp. (175801)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Italy (Bolzano) Sphingopus ladinicus (196816)
Anisian - Ladinian247.2 - 237.0France (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) Anchisauripus sp., Anchisauripus bibractensis (68226) Sphingopus sp., Sphingopus ferox, Dinosauria indet., Dinosauria indet. (24834)
Anisian - Ladinian247.2 - 237.0France (Saône-et-Loire) Anchisauripus bibractensis (62183) Coelurosaurichnus palissyi (68223) Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi, Anchisauripus bibractensis (62182) Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi, Sphingopus ferox, Anchisauripus sp. (28462) Coelurosaurichnus sp., Coelurosaurichnus palyssii (36226) Sphingopus sp., Anchisauripus bibractensis, Coelurosaurichnus palissyi (68222)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Anchisauripus sp., Coelurosaurichnus sp., Sphingopus ferox (31310)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Thecodontosaurus latespinatus, Procerosaurus cruralis (187582)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0Argentina (Mendoza) Tetrasauropus sp. (59670)