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Dromaeopodus shandongensis

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeopodidae

Taxonomy
Dromaeopodus shandongensis was named by Li et al. (2007). Its type specimen is CU 214.111, a footprint, and it is a trace fossil. Its type locality is Houzuoshan Dinosaur Park, which is in a Barremian/Albian lacustrine sandstone/siltstone in the Tianjialou Formation of China. It is the type species of Dromaeopodus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Dromaeopodus shandongensis Li et al.
2009Dromaeopodus shandongensis Xing et al. p. 667
2010Dromaeopodus shandongensis Xing et al. p. 449
2011Dromaeopodus shandongensis Apesteguía et al. p. 664
2012Dromaeopodus shandongensis Kim et al. pp. 76, 78
2013Dromaeopodus shandongensis Lockley et al. p. 13

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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
infraorderDeinonychosauria
familyDromaeopodidae
genusDromaeopodus
speciesshandongensis

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
R. Li et al. 2007Narrow, didactyl tracks of a biped with digit III only slightly longer than IV, and digit II represented by a short, round impression posteromedial to free part of digit III.