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Pliosauroidea

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1892Brachydeira Seeley p. 151
1943Pliosauroidea Welles
1960Pliosauroidea Delair p. 69
1962Pliosauroidea Welles p. 4
1963Pliosauroidea Persson p. 1
1981Pliosauroidea Brown p. 341
1981Pliosauroidea Thurmond and Jones p. 141
1988Pliosauroidea Carroll
1991Pliosauroidea Bardet et al. p. 1346
1993Pliosauroidea Gasparini and Spaletti p. 249
1996Pliosauroidea Carpenter p. 261
1997Pliosauroidea Gasparini p. 136
2001Pliosauroidea O'Keefe p. 19 fig. 20
2005Pliosauroidea Schumacher and Everhart p. 36
2010Pliosauroidea Ketchum and Benson p. 15
2011Pliosauroidea Ketchum and Benson p. 126

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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)
superfamilyPliosauroideaWelles 1943
superfamilyPliosauroideaWelles 1943

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
F. R. O'Keefe 2001"Snout constricted at premaxilla/maxilla suture; occipital condyle short with no groove; posterior bulb formed by squamosals present; pterygoids meet anterior to posterior interpterygoid vacuity; premaxilla excluded from internal naris margis; mandibular symphysis scoop-like or long; splenial included in mandibular symphysis; ventral keel present on cervical vertebrae; posterior articulation for succeeding neural spine in cervical neural spines absent."