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Macronychoptera

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Macronychoptera was named by Unwin (2003). It is not extant. It was considered monophyletic by Unwin (2003).

It was assigned to Lonchognatha by Andres et al. (2010); and to Pterosauria by Unwin (2003) and Andres et al. (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Macronychoptera Unwin p. 149
2010Macronychoptera Andres et al. fig. 7
2014Macronychoptera 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
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
Macronychoptera
Macronychoptera

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 2003Dimorphodon macronyx, Quetzalcoatlus northropi, their most recent common ancestor and all its descendents