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Moyenisauropodidae

Reptilia - Moyenisauropodidae

Taxonomy
Moyenisauropodidae was named by Ellenberger (1974). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type is Moyenisauropus.

It was assigned to Limnavia by Ellenberger (1974); and to Ornithopoda by Gierlinski (1991).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1974Moyenisauropodidae Ellenberger p. 25
1991Moyenisauropodidae Gierlinski p. 143

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Neornithischia()
Ornithopoda()
familyMoyenisauropodidae
familyMoyenisauropodidae

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
G. Gierlinski 1991Normally bipedal, but sometimes also quadrupedal. Pes with three functional digits. Hallux rarely imprinted. Pedal digits massive, short and highly divaricated, with imprints of two phalangeal pads on the third digit. The fourth pedal digit is longest. In the trackway, the pes is directed inward. Metatarsal impression occurs when the trackmaker rests. The pentadactyl manus has short and thick digits.