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It was synonymized subjectively with Symphypoda by Cope (1871), Cope (1875) and Osborn (1904); it was reranked as the infraorder Compsognatha by Dollo (1884); it was synonymized subjectively with Aristosuchia by Seeley (1892); it was reranked as the superfamily Compsognatha by Lull (1915) and Lull (1917); it was synonymized subjectively with Coelurosauria by Matthew (1915); it was synonymized subjectively with Coeluridae by Steel (1970).
It was assigned to Ornithoscelida by Huxley (1870); to Theropoda by Marsh (1882), Vetter (1884), Marsh (1884), Marsh (1885), Marsh (1895), Marsh (1896) and Lull (1912); and to Theropoda by Dollo (1884), Lull (1915) and Lull (1917).
|Year||Name and author|
|1870||Compsognatha Huxley p. 35|
|1884||Compsognatha Dollo p. 298|
|1884||Compsognatha Marsh p. 69|
|1884||Compsognatha Vetter p. 363|
|1885||Compsognatha Marsh p. 765|
|1896||Compsognatha Marsh p. 240|
|1912||Compsognatha Lull p. 411|
|1915||Compsognatha Lull p. 155|
|1917||Compsognatha Lull p. 111|
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