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Kiaeropterus

Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Stylonuridae

Taxonomy
Kiaeropterus was named by Waterston (1979) [Sepkoski's age data: S Ldov S Ludl Sepkoski's reference number: 360]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Eurypterida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Stylonuridae by Tetlie et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Kiaeropterus Waterston
2002Kiaeropterus Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Kiaeropterus Tetlie et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumChelicerataHeymons 1901
EuchelicerataWeygoldt and Paulus 1979
Prosomapoda
RankNameAuthor
classXiphosura()
orderXiphosuridaLatreille 1802
Planaterga
Dekatriata
SclerophorataKamenz et al. 2011
orderEurypteridaBurmeister 1843
suborderStylonurinaDiener 1924
superfamilyStylonuroideaDiener 1924
familyStylonuridaeDiener 1924
genusKiaeropterusWaterston 1979

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. O. Tetlie et al. 2007Small eurypterids with subquadrate carapace with broad marginal rim; crescentic eyes large (c. one-third of carapace length) on anterior half of carapace; cardoid raised ocellar area between eyes; appendages V and VI non-spiniferous and simple; individual podomeres with pronounced ridges; mesonoma not wider than carapace; metasoma narrow (emended from Waterson 1979)