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Plesiosaurus platydeirus

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Plesiosaurus platydeirus was named by Owen (1854). Its type specimen is Royal College of Surgeons no. 226, a set of vertebrae (a cervical and a caudal vertebra), and it is a 3D body fossil.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1854Plesiosaurus platydeirus Owen p. 59
1960Plesiosaurus platydeirus Delair p. 56

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
superfamilyPlesiosauroideaWelles 1943
genusPlesiosaurusde la Beche and Conybeare 1821
speciesplatydeirusOwen 1854

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