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Microcleidus macropterus

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Microcleididae

Taxonomy
Plesiosaurus macropterus was named by Seeley (1865). Its type specimen is CAMSM J.35182, a skeleton (almost complete skeleton), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Microcleidus macropterus by Watson (1911).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1865Plesiosaurus macropterus Seeley
1869Plesiosaurus macropterus Seeley pp. 121, 137
1876Plesiosaurus macropterus Tate and Blake p. 246
1909Plesiosaurus macropterus Watson p. 1
1911Microcleidus macropterus Watson pp. 1-9 fig. 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
superfamilyPlesiosauroideaWelles 1943
familyMicrocleididae
genusMicrocleidus
speciesmacropterus()

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