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Plesiopterys

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Plesiopterys was named by O'Keefe (2004). Its type is Plesiopterys wildi.

It was synonymized subjectively with Seeleyosaurus by Grossmann (2007).

It was assigned to Plesiosauria by O'Keefe (2004); and to Plesiosauroidea by Benson et al. (2012) and Benson and Druckenmiller (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2004Plesiopterys O'Keefe p. 973 figs. 1-7
2012Plesiopterys Benson et al.
2014Plesiopterys Benson and Druckenmiller figs. 2-3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
superfamilyPlesiosauroideaWelles 1943
genusPlesiopterys

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