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Platydyptes novaezealandiae

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Pachydyptes novaezealandiae was named by Oliver (1930). Its type specimen is DM 1451, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Oamaru, which is in a Runangan coastal limestone in the Ototara Limestone Formation of New Zealand.

It was recombined as Platydyptes novaezealandiae by Marples (1952), Brodkorb (1963), Simpson (1971) and Mayr (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Pachydyptes novaezealandiae Oliver p. 86 figs. not figured
1933Pachydyptes novaezealandiae Lambrecht p. 238
1939Pachydyptes novaezealandiae Lowe p. 284
1946Pachydyptes novaezealandiae Simpson p. 41
1952Platydyptes novaezealandiae Marples p. 38
1963Platydyptes novaezealandiae Brodkorb p. 233
1971Platydyptes novaezealandiae Simpson p. 347
2009Platydyptes novaezealandiae Mayr p. 71

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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
genusPlatydyptes
speciesnovaezealandiae()

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
No diagnoses are available