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Placodus

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Placodontidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Placodus andriani Münster
1843Placodus Agassiz p. 177
1845Placodus andriani Agassiz p. 218 figs. Plate 70, figs 8-13
1858Placodus bombidens Owen
1859Placodus bathygnathus Owen p. 159
1859Placodus pachygnathus Owen p. 159 figs. Plate 10, figs 6-7
1861Placodus Owen p. 236
1861Placodus andriani Owen p. 237
1863Placodus impressus Braun
1863Placodus aethiops Meyer p. 180
1863Placodus angustus Meyer p. 180
1863Placodus rugosus Meyer p. 180
1871Placodus Cope p. 235
1875Placodus Cope p. 14
1902Anomosaurus Huene
1907Placodus aethiopi Jaekel
1976Placodus gracilis Jurcsak
1988Placodus Carroll
1995Placodus Rieppel p. 2
2000Placodus Rieppel
2002Placodus Sepkoski, Jr.

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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
Placodontiformes
orderPlacodontiaCope 1871
superfamilyPlacodontoideaNopcsa 1923
familyPlacodontidaeCope 1871
genusPlacodus

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