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Stegocephali

Taxonomy
Stegocephali was named by Cope (1868). It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Laurin et al. (2000).

It was reranked as the subclass Stegocephalia by Kuhn (1946); it was misspelled as Stegocephalia by Huene (1954); it was reranked as the unranked clade Stegocephali by Laurin et al. (2000).

It was assigned to Batrachia by Cope (1875) and Hay (1902); to Amphibia by Moodie (1909), Swinton (1934) and Kuhn (1946); to Batrachomorphoidea by Huene (1954); and to Choanata by Laurin et al. (2000).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Stegocephali Cope p. 6
1875Stegocephali Cope p. 10
1902Stegocephali Hay p. 409
1909Stegocephala Moodie p. 39
1934Stegocephali Swinton p. 77
1946Stegocephalia Kuhn p. 51
1954Stegocephalia Huene p. 8
2000Stegocephali Laurin et al. p. 119 fig. 2b

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
Choanata
Stegocephali()
Stegocephali()

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