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Perudyptes devriesi

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Perudyptes devriesi was named by Clarke et al. (2007). Its type specimen is MUSM 889, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Quebrada Perdida, which is in a Lutetian marginal marine sandstone in the Paracas Formation of Peru.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Perudyptes devriesi Clarke et al. p. 11545
2008Perudyptes devriesi Acosta Hospitaleche and Tambussi p. 124
2010Perudyptes devriesi Ksepka and Clarke p. 7

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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
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
orderSphenisciformesSharpe 1891
genusPerudyptes
speciesdevriesi

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
C. Acosta Hospitaleche and C. Tambussi 2008Processus postorbitalis anteroventrally directed, marked anterior expansion of the rostrum paras- phenoidalis; posterior ridge forming the sulcus scapulot- ricipitalis of the humerus distally projected to the middle ridge, femur with a convex articular surface for the antitro- chanter (Clarke et al., 2007).