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Pistosauroidea

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Pistosauroidea was named by Baur (1887).

It was reranked as the superfamily Pistosauroidea by Rieppel (2000).

It was assigned to Plesiosauria by Persson (1963); to Eosauropterygia by Rieppel (1999); to Eusauropterygia by Rieppel (2000); and to Sauropterygia by Cheng et al. (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1887Pistosauroidea Baur
1963Pistosauroidea Persson p. 3
1999Pistosauroidea Rieppel p. 321
2000Pistosauroidea Rieppel
2006Pistosauroidea Cheng et al. p. 501

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
orderEosauropterygia
suborderPistosauroideaBaur 1887
suborderPistosauroideaBaur 1887

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