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Plectropus

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Plectropus was named by Hitchcock (1845). It is considered to be a form taxon.

It was assigned to Tetradactylidae by Hitchcock (1845); to Struthionidae by Hitchcock (1848); and to Theropoda by Carrano (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1845Plectropus Hitchcock p. 24
1848Plectropus Hitchcock p. 198
2017Plectropus Carrano

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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()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
genusPlectropus

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
E. Hitchcock 1848Heel elongated, apparently extending to the tarsal joint, quite narrow, making an impression as deep as the toes with its anterior part. Fourth toe procee ding at right angles from the heel behind the roots of the toes, resembling the spur on some of the gallinaceous birds.