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Enantiornis leali

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Enantiornis leali was named by Walker (1981) [named in the caption of Table 2]. Its type specimen is PVL 4035, a set of limb elements (associated portions of a left humerus, coracoid, and scapula), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Estancia "El Brete" (PVL), which is in a Maastrichtian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Lecho Formation of Argentina. It is the type species of Enantiornis.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Enantiornis leali Walker
1994Enantiornis leali Chiappe and Calvo p. 232
2002Enantiornis leali Chiappe p. 457
2004Enantiornis leali Padian p. 212

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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
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
RankNameAuthor
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
genusEnantiornis
speciesleali

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
C. A. Walker 19811 Saddle-shaped cervical centra
2 Procoracoid
3 Scapular articulation on coracoid
4 Coracoid articulation on scapula
5 Head of humerus
6 Palmar surface of humerus:
a, depression below head