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Leptonectes

Reptilia -

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Leptopterygius Huene
1979Leptopterygius Appleby p. 943
1988Leptopterygius Carroll
1996Leptonectes McGowan
1999Leptonectes Motani p. 482
2000Leptonectes Maisch and Matzke pp. 72, 98
2000Leptonectes Sander
2002Leptopterygius Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Leptonectes Maisch and Reisdorf
2010Leptonectes Maisch
2013Leptonectes Fischer et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Ichthyosauromorpha
Ichthyosauriformes
Ichthyopterygia(Owen 1840)
Eoichthyosauria
Ichthyosauria(de Blainville 1835)
Hueneosauria
Merriamosauria
Euichthyosauria
Parvipelvia
NeoichthyosauriaSander 2000
genusLeptonectesMcGowan 1996

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. M. Appleby 1979 (Leptopterygius)"As for the single species in this genus."
R. Motani 1999Overbite present but not remarkable; manual digits short, usually with six or less phalanges in the longest digit; notch in radius but not in other leading-edge elements.
M. W. Maisch and A. T. Matzke 2000"Skull with long and exceedingly slender snout but no distinct overbite, orbits large but directed largely laterally and only slightly anteriorly, forefins without notches except in radius, with few usually rounded and rather widely spaced phalanges, hindfins less than two thirds of the length of the forefins."