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Ctenochasma elegans

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Pterodactylus elegans was named by Wagner (1861). Its type specimen is BSPG 1875.XIV.501 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Eichstätt [Solnhofener Plattenkalk], which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofener Plattenkalk Formation of Germany.

It was recombined as Ctenochasma elegans by Jouve (2004), Bennett (2007), Bennett (2013) and Andres et al. (2014).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1859Pterodactylus pulchellus Meyer
1861Pterodactylus elegans Wagner
1862Ctenochasma gracile Oppel
1890Pterodactylus elegans Zittel p. 792
2003Ctenochasma gracile Unwin p. 145
2004Ctenochasma elegans Jouve
2007Ctenochasma elegans Bennett
2013Ctenochasma elegans Bennett
2014Ctenochasma elegans Andres et al.

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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
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
suborderPterodactyloideaPlieninger 1901
Lophocratia
genusCtenochasma
specieselegans(Wagner 1861)

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