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Avisauridae

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Avisauridae was named by Brett-Surman and Paul (1985). It is not extant.

It was synonymized subjectively with Alexornithidae by Kurochkin (1996); it was reranked as the unranked clade Avisauridae by Cau and Arduini (2008).

It was assigned to Theropoda by Brett-Surman and Paul (1985); to Enantiornithes by Chiappe and Calvo (1994), Sanz et al. (1995) and Varricchio and Chiappe (1995); and to Euenantiornithes by Cau and Arduini (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1985Avisauridae Brett-Surman and Paul p. 3
1994Avisauridae Chiappe and Calvo p. 232
1995Avisauridae Sanz et al. p. 18 fig. 15
1995Avisauridae Varricchio and Chiappe p. 201 fig. 2
2008Avisauridae Cau and Arduini

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
RankNameAuthor
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
subclassEnantiornithes
superorderEuenantiornithesChiappe 2002
Avisauridae()
Avisauridae()

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