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Sauria (crown diapsid)

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Sauria was named by Gauthier (1984) [non MacCartney 1802]. It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Gauthier et al. (1988) and deBraga and Rieppel (1997).

It was assigned to Diapsida by Gauthier et al. (1988) and Gauthier et al. (1989); to Reptilia by Norell and de Queiroz (1991); and to Neodiapsida by deBraga and Rieppel (1997) and Senter (2004).

Sister taxa
Archosauromorpha, Choristodera (syn. Simoedosauria), Lepidosauromorpha

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1984Sauria Gauthier
1988Sauria Gauthier et al. p. 139 fig. 4.4
1989Sauria Gauthier et al. p. 343 fig. 9
1991Sauria Norell and de Queiroz
1997Sauria deBraga and Rieppel pp. 286, 314 fig. 1
2004Sauria Senter p. 260

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
SauriaGauthier 1984

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