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Pterodactyloidea

Reptilia -

Sister taxa
Archaeopterodactyloidea, Dsungaripteroidea, Pteranodontoidea

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1824Pterodactylus grandis Cuvier
1829Pterodactylus grandis Holl p. 82
1842Pterodactylus grandis Owen p. 156
1858Pterodactylus grandis Buckland p. 218
1859Pterodactylus longipes Münster
1859Pterodactylus fittoni Owen
1860Pterodactylus grandipelvis Meyer
1861Pterodactylus woodwardi Owen p. 4
1861Pterodactylus fittoni Owen p. 274
1861Pterodactylus grandis Owen p. 274
1865Pterodactylus carteri Seeley
1869Ornithocheirus carteri Seeley
1869Ptenodactylus fittoni Seeley
1869Ptenodactylus woodwardi Seeley
1870Pterodactylus validus Owen
1870Ornithocheirus fittoni Seeley
1870Ornithocheirus tenuirostris Seeley
1870Ornithocheirus woodwardi Seeley
1870Pterodactylus carteri Seeley
1870Ornithocheirus oxyrhinus Seeley p. 117
1870Ornithocheirus xyphorhynchus Seeley p. 117
1870Ornithocheirus dentatus Seeley p. 119
1870Ornithocheirus scaphorhynchus Seeley p. 119
1870Ornithocheirus nasutus Seeley p. 120
1870Ornithocheirus polyodon Seeley p. 121
1870Ornithocheirus crassidens Seeley p. 122
1870Ornithocheirus brachyrhinus Seeley p. 123
1870Ornithocheirus enchorhynchus Seeley p. 123
1870Ornithocheirus eurygnathus Seeley p. 123
1874Pterodactylus sagittirostris Owen p. 3 figs. Pl. II, figs 1-8
1875Doratorhynchus validus Seeley
1878Pterodactylus montanus Marsh p. 233
1878Pterodactylus montanus Williston p. 44
1881Dermodactylus montanus Marsh p. 342
1881Ornithocheirus bunzeli Seeley p. 701
1890Pterodactylus grandipelvis Zittel p. 792
1890Pterodactylus longipes Zittel p. 792
1890Dermodactylus montanus Zittel p. 798
1890Doratorhynchus validus Zittel p. 798
1901Pterodactyloidea Plieninger
1937Pterodactyloidea Roxo p. 44
1946Pterodactyloidea Kuhn p. 67
1954Pterodactyloidea Huene p. 56
1958Pterodactyloidea Delair p. 69
1958Doratorhynchus validus Delair p. 71
1964Pterodactyloidea Young p. 251
1970Doratorhynchus validus Macfadyen p. 143
1971Araripesaurus castilhoi Price p. 454
1977Araripedactylus Wellnhofer
1977Araripedactylus dehmi Wellnhofer p. 160
1981Dermodactylus montanus Galton p. 1120
1985Santanadactylus pricei Wellnhofer p. 132 figs. 19-24
1988Araripedactylus Carroll
1988Pterodactyloidea Carroll
1991Pterodactyloidea Sereno p. 19
2001Anhanguera fittoni Unwin
2001Lonchodectes sagittirostris Unwin pp. 209-210
2002Pterodactyloidea Kellner and Campos p. 389
2003Anhanguera fittoni Unwin p. 145
2003Lonchodectes sagittirostris Unwin p. 145
2003Pterodactyloidea Unwin p. 158
2005Pterodactyloidea Osi et al.
2006Pterodactyloidea Andres and Ji p. 70
2006Dermodactylus montanus Chure et al. p. 236
2006Pterodactyloidea Chure et al. p. 236
2006Pterodactyloidea Wang and Zhou p. 406
2010Pterodactyloidea Andres et al. fig. 7
2012Pterodactyloidea Pereda-Suberbiola et al.
2013Pterodactyloidea Andres and Myers
2013Pterodactyloidea Martill et al.
2013Pterodactyloidea Naish et al.
2013Osteornis Rodrigues and Kellner
2013Pterodactyloidea Rodrigues and Kellner p. 3
2014Pterodactyloidea Andres et al.
2014Pterodactyloidea Bantim et al.
2014Pterodactyloidea Headden and Campos
2014Pterodactyloidea Jiang et al. p. 823
2014Pterodactyloidea Vidovic and Martill
2016Pterodactyloidea Pegas et al.
2017Pterodactyloidea Zhou 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
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
suborderPterodactyloideaPlieninger 1901
suborderPterodactyloideaPlieninger 1901

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
D. M. Unwin 2003Pteranodon longiceps, Quetzalcoatlus northropi, their most recent common ancester and all descendants