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Platypterygius

Reptilia - Ophthalmosauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1922Myopterygius Huene
1922Platypterygius von Huene
1927Myobradypterygius von Huene p. 29
1938Myobradypterygius mollensis Rusconi p. 2 figs. 1-2
1939Myopterygius Nace p. 674
1942Ancanamunia mollensis Rusconi p. 2
1967Myobradypterygius Appleby p. 137
1967Myopterygius Appleby p. 137
1988Platypterygius Carroll
1996Platypterygius Shimada p. 40
1997Plutoniosaurus Efimov
1998Longirostria Arkhangelsky
1998Platypterygius Arkhangelsky
1998Tenuirostria Arkhangelsky
1999Platypterygius Motani p. 485
1999Plutoniosaurus Motani p. 485
2000Platypterygius Maisch and Matzke pp. 81, 100
2000Platypterygius Sander
2000Platypterygius Storrs et al. pp. 200-201
2002Platypterygius Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Platypterygius Fernández p. 693 fig. 3
2003Platypterygius McGowan and Motani
2009Platypterygius Kolb and Sander
2010Platypterygius Druckenmiller and Maxwell
2010Platypterygius Maisch
2010Platypterygius Maxwell and Kear
2011Platypterygius Fischer et al.
2012Platypterygius Fischer et al.
2012Platypterygius Pardo-Pérez et al.
2013Platypterygius Fischer et al.
2014Platypterygius Arkhangelsky and Zverkov
2014Platypterygius Robert et al. p. 22 fig. 15

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Ichthyosauromorpha
Ichthyosauriformes
Ichthyopterygia(Owen 1840)
Eoichthyosauria
Ichthyosauria(de Blainville 1835)
Parvipelvia
NeoichthyosauriaSander 2000
Thunnosauria
Baracromia
familyOphthalmosauridaeAppleby 1956
subfamilyPlatypterygiinaeArkhangelsky 2001
genusPlatypterygiusvon Huene 1922

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
R. Motani 1999Two or three preaxial accessory digits; at least two postaxial accessory digits; stapes large, with rounded head.
R. Motani 1999 (Plutoniosaurus)Symmetrical forefin; scapula wide ventrally, about three times as dorsal width.
M. W. Maisch and A. T. Matzke 2000"Large ichthyosaur, adult size up to 9 m, skull low-crowned, long
snout, small orbit, long postorbital region, maxilla extremely long anteriorly, strong dentition, roots of teeth quadrangular in cross-section, external naris subdivided, septomaxilla well ossified, squamosal lost, condylus occipitalis semihemispherical, area extracondylaris extremely reduced, atlas-axis co-ossified with third cervical vertebra, intercentra not differentiated, humerus with very strong trochanter dorsalis, two or three distal facets, anterior and posterior accessory digits well developed, all podial elements very thick, forming close-fitting polygonal mosaic pattern as in Ichthyosaurus, pelvis and hindfin little known but apparently extremely reduced, caudal peduncle short."