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Coelophysidae

Reptilia - Coelophysidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1988Coelophysidae Paul p. 258
1991Coelophysidae Novas p. 401
1992Coelophysidae Novas p. 141
1993Coelophysidae Paul p. 401
1994Coelophysidae Holtz, Jr.
1997Coelophysidae Carpenter p. 191
1997Coelophysidae Rowe et al. p. 108
1997Coelophysidae Sereno p. 456
1998Coelophysidae Sereno p. 64
1999Coelophysidae Sereno p. 2138 fig. 2
2000Coelophysidae Holtz, Jr. pp. 13-15 fig. 5
2002Coelophysidae Carrano et al.
2003Coelophysidae Rauhut p. 136
2004Coelophysidae Bristowe and Raath p. 39
2004Coelophysidae Tykoski and Rowe p. 48
2005Coelophysidae Yates p. 118 fig. 9
2006Coelophysidae Ezcurra p. 657 fig. 3
2007Coelophysidae Ezcurra p. 186
2007Coelophysidae Ezcurra and Cuny p. 78 fig. 6
2014Coelophysidae You et al.
2016Coelophysidae Martill et al. p. 34 fig. 28

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
superfamilyCoelophysoidea
familyCoelophysidae
familyCoelophysidae

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
G. S. Paul 1993Basal theropods with slender body proportions. Skull long and fairly low, subnarial gap between premaxilla and maxilla, antorbital fenestra large, dentary slender, anterior tip slightly expanded and supports radiating tooth arrangement, teeth heterodont because those of premaxilla are more conical and less serrated than maxillary examples, 4 premaxillary teeth. Tail very long. Ilium fairly short.