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Lectavis bretincola

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Lectavis bretincola was named by Chiappe (1993). Its type specimen is PVL 4021, a set of limb elements (left tibiometatarsus and incomplete tarsometatarsus), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Estancia "El Brete" (PVL), which is in a Maastrichtian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Lecho Formation of Argentina. It is the type species of Lectavis.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Lectavis bretincola Chiappe p. 9 figs. 5-6
1994Lectavis bretincola Chiappe and Calvo p. 238 fig. 8
1995Lectavis bretincola Sanz et al. p. 18 fig. 15

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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
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
RankNameAuthor
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
subclassEnantiornithes
genusLectavis
speciesbretincola

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
L. M. Chiappe 1993Enantiornithine bird with long and slender tibiotarsus and tarsometatarsus possessing the following autapomorphies: suboval articular surface of proximal end of tibiotarsus; distal tibiotarsal condyles strongly projected cranially; plantar surface of proximal half of metatarsal II forming a prominent edge; subcircular knob on proximal end of metatarsal II; hypotarsus mostly developed over metatarsal II.