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Palaeophasianus meleagroides

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Aramidae

Taxonomy
Palaeophasianus meleagroides was named by Shufeldt (1913). Its type specimen is AMNH No. 5128, a set of limb elements (distal end of left tibiotarsus, proximal and distal ends of left tarsometatarsus, and broken pieces of long bones), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is East of Dry Camp 2 (AMNH), which is in a Wasatchian fluvial-lacustrine horizon in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1913Palaeophasianus meleagroides Shufeldt
1915Palaeophasianus meleagroides Shufeldt p. 50
1933Palaeophasianus meleagroides Lambrecht p. 438

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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
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
RankNameAuthor
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
OrnithuromorphaChiappe et al. 1999
subclassOrnithurae
subclassNeornithesGadow 1893
Neognathae(Pycraft 1900)
NeoavesSibley et al. 1988
Terrestrornithes
Telmatorae
superorderCharadriimorphaeHuxley 1867
orderGruiformesBonaparte 1854
familyAramidaeBonaparte 1854
genusPalaeophasianusShufeldt 1913
speciesmeleagroidesShufeldt 1913

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