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Ichthyosauridae

Reptilia - Ichthyosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1841Ichthyosauridae Bonaparte
1849Ichthyosauridae d'Orbigny p. 209
1850Ichthyosauridae Bonaparte p. 1
1871Ichthyosauridae Cope p. 235
1875Ichthyosauridae Cope p. 15
1886Ichthyosauridae Günther p. 442
1889Ichthyosauridae Lydekker p. 6
1908Ichthyosauridae Merriam p. 88
1967Ichthyosauridae Appleby p. 137
1974Ichthyosauridae McGowan p. 6
1988Ichthyosauridae Carroll
1997Ichthyosauridae Fernández p. 480
2000Ichthyosauridae Storrs et al. p. 196
2003Ichthyosauridae McGowan and Motani
2010Ichthyosauridae Maisch
2012Ichthyosauridae Bennett et al.
2015Ichthyosauridae Lomax and Massare
2017Ichthyosauridae Lomax et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Ichthyosauromorpha
Ichthyosauriformes
Ichthyopterygia(Owen 1840)
Eoichthyosauria
Ichthyosauria(de Blainville 1835)
Parvipelvia
NeoichthyosauriaSander 2000
Thunnosauria
familyIchthyosauridaeBonaparte 1841
familyIchthyosauridaeBonaparte 1841

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. M. Appleby 1967Latipinnate Ichthyosauria with teeth along the whole length of the alveolar groove. Teeth not differentiated. Humerus articulated with two or three bones distally, the middle bone when present being the intermedius.
Hettangian to Coniacian-Maestrictian. Europe, USSR, North America, South America, India, and Australia.