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Archaeornithes

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Archaeornithes was named by Gadow (1893).

It was synonymized subjectively with Saururae by Hay (1902); it was reranked as the superorder Archaeornithes by Livezey and Zusi (2007).

It was assigned to Aves by Gadow (1898), Wetmore (1960), Thulborn (1975), Walker (1981) and Carroll (1988); and to Palaeoaves by Livezey and Zusi (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1893Archaeornithes Gadow
1898Archaeornithes Gadow p. 30
1960Archaeornithes Wetmore p. 1
1975Archaeornithes Thulborn p. 267
1981Archaeornithes Walker p. 51
1988Archaeornithes Carroll
2007Archaeornithes Livezey and Zusi p. 89

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
Palaeoaves
superorderArchaeornithes(Gadow 1893)
superorderArchaeornithes(Gadow 1893)

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