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Quercymegapodiidae

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Quercymegapodiidae

Taxonomy
Quercymegapodiidae was named by Mourer-Chauviré (1992). It is not extant.

It was assigned to Galliformes by Hope (2002) and Mayr and Weidig (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1992Quercymegapodiidae Mourer-Chauviré
2002Quercymegapodiidae Hope p. 353
2004Quercymegapodiidae Mayr and Weidig p. 216

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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
RankNameAuthor
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
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)
GalloanseraeSibley and Ahlquist 1990
superorderGalloanserimorphae
orderGalliformesTemminck 1820
familyQuercymegapodiidaeMourer-Chauviré 1992
familyQuercymegapodiidaeMourer-Chauviré 1992

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: volanto
Diet: herbivoreo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 20:08:19
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:08:19
Source: o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Livezey 1997, Marsh 1875

Age range: Late/Upper Campanian or 83.50000 to 70.60000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) Palintropus sp. (24894)