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Plesiopterys wildi

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Plesiopterys wildi was named by O'Keefe (2004). Its type specimen is SMNS 16812, a skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Plesiopterys.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2004Plesiopterys wildi O'Keefe p. 973 figs. 1-7

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

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