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Megalneusaurus

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Taxonomy
Megalneusaurus was named by Knight (1898) [Sepkoski's age data: J u].

It was assigned to Plesiosauria by Williston (1903) and Sepkoski (2002); and to Pliosauridae by Knight (1898), Carroll (1988) and Wahl et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1898Megalneusaurus Knight p. 378
1903Megalneusaurus Williston p. 12
1988Megalneusaurus Carroll
2002Megalneusaurus Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Megalneusaurus Wahl et al. p. 94

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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)
familyPliosauridaeSeeley 1874
genusMegalneusaurus

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