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Pterygotus

Eurypterida - Pterygotidae

Taxonomy
Pterygotus is a genus. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Pterygotidae.

It was assigned to Eurypterida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Pterygotidae by Kjellesvig-Waering and Caster (1955) and Dunlop et al. (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1845Pterygotus (Pterygotus) Agassiz
1955Pterygotus Kjellesvig-Waering and Caster p. 1044
1955Pterygotus (Pterygotus) Kjellesvig-Waering and Caster p. 1044
2002Pterygotus Sepkoski, Jr.
2013Pterygotus Dunlop et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumChelicerataHeymons 1901
RankNameAuthor
EuchelicerataWeygoldt and Paulus 1979
Prosomapoda
Planaterga
Dekatriata
SclerophorataKamenz et al. 2011
orderEurypteridaBurmeister 1843
familyPterygotidaeClarke and Ruedemann 1912
genusPterygotus

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