†unranked clade Pistosauria Baur 1890

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Alternative spelling: Pistosaurida

Parent taxon: Sauropterygia according to F. R. O'Keefe 2001

See also Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1971, Rieppel 2000 and Rieppel et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Atopodentatus, Cercidopleura, Dicranopleura, Eosauropterygia, Eusauropterygia, Ischyrosaurus, Microleptosaurus, Nanchangosauroidea, Nothosauria, Nothosauriformes, Placodontia, Placodontiformes, Plesiosauria, Simosauria

Subtaxa: Augustasaurus Bobosaurus Pistosauridae Pistosaurus

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• Triassic of Germany (3 collections), Italy (2), Poland (3), Spain (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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