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Tarsoplectrus elegans

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Taxonomy
Plectropterna elegans was named by Hitchcock (1889) [Named by E. Hitchcock in this paper.]. It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is Mt. Holyoke Cabinet 53, 91, 242 (destroyed), a footprint, and it is a trace fossil. Its type locality is Wethersfield tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Portland Formation of Connecticut.

It was recombined as Tarsoplectrus elegans by Lull (1904).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1889Plectropterna elegans Hitchcock p. 125
1904Tarsoplectrus elegans Lull p. 520
1917Plectropterna elegans Lull p. 120

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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
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
genusTarsoplectrus
specieselegans(Hitchcock 1889)

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