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Pistosauridae (disused)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pistosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1887Pistosauridae Zittel
1910Pistosauridae Jaekel p. 335
1946Pistosauridae Kuhn p. 59
1963Pistosauridae Persson p. 3
1966Pistosauridae Kuhn p. 115
2000Pistosauridae Rieppel
2001Pistosauridae O'Keefe p. 19 fig. 20
2002Pistosauridae Rieppel et al. p. 578

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
familyPistosauridaeZittel 1887
familyPistosauridaeZittel 1887

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
O. Rieppel et al. 2002Snout elongated and tapering anteriorly; external nares retracted, narrow, and with longitudinal diameter distinctly less than half longitudinal diameter of orbit; prefrontal with slender anteromedial process entering between maxilla and premaxilla; frontal entering anteromedial margin of upper temporal fossa; anterior premaxillary, maxillary fangs, and dentary fangs present; parapophysis shifted backwards on centrum along cervical vertebral column; coracoid with expanded medial symphysis; humerus with reduced epicondyles; deltopectoral crest absent; distal end of ulna expanded.