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Morosauridae (disused)

Reptilia - Morosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1882Morosauridae Marsh
1882Morosauridae Sauvage p. 35
1883Morosauridae Marsh p. 85
1884Morosauridae Dollo p. 298
1884Morosauridae Marsh p. 68
1884Morosauridae Vetter p. 357
1885Morosauridae Marsh p. 764
1888Morosauridae Lydekker p. 134
1889Morosauridae Dollo p. 677
1890Morosauridae Zittel p. 709
1895Morosauridae Marsh
1896Morosauridae Marsh p. 241
1898Morosauridae Marsh p. 158
1900Morosauridae Depéret p. 638
1902Morosauridae Hay p. 482
1902Morosauridae Peterson and Gilmore p. 491
1903Morosauridae Hatcher p. 49
1908Morosauridae Huene p. 296
1909Morosauridae Arldt p. 262
1909Morosauridae Huene p. 14
1911Morosauridae Lull p. 188
1911Morosauridae von Zittel p. 287
1913Morosauridae Tornier p. 370
1914Morosauridae Huene p. 38
1914Morosauridae Jaekel p. 197
1915Morosauridae Matthew p. 32
1923Morosauridae Nopcsa p. 126
1924Morosauridae Lull p. 234
1927Morosauridae Huene p. 123
1928Morosauridae Nopcsa p. 184
1936Morosauridae Swinton p. 209
1937Morosauridae Roxo
1978Morosauridae Bonaparte p. 431

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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
RankNameAuthor
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
familyMorosauridaeMarsh 1882
familyMorosauridaeMarsh 1882

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
K. A. v. Zittel 1890Schädelbasis mit Meiner Fossa pituitaria. Praesacrale Wirbel opisthocöl.
Halswirbel lang und schmal. Schwanzwirbel und Sacralwirbel massiv; Haemapophysen an zwei Gelenkfacetten befestigt. Rückenmarkcanal namentlich in der Sacralregion stark eriveitert. Distalende der Scapula etwas verbreitert; Sitzbein nach hinten und unten gerichtet, distal nicht verbreitert, der Schaft um 90° gedreht, so dass in der Symphyse nicht die Enden, sondern die Seitenränder zusammenstossen.
R. S. Lull 1924Cervical and dorsal vertebrae opisthocoelous and cavernous, with paired neural spines; sacral and caudal vertebrae solid; scapula having proximal end strongly broadened and distal end less so; fore limbs substantially shorter than hind; Upper Jurassic to Comanchian.
B. F. Nopcsa 1928teth strong; neural spines of anterior dorsals simple; anterior limbs short