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Archaeopteryx lithographica

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Archaeopteryx lithographica was named by Meyer (1861). Its type specimen is feather, an other (feather), and it is a compression preserving soft parts.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1857Pterodactylus crassipes Meyer p. 535
1861Archaeopteryx lithographica Meyer p. 679
1862Archeopteryx macrurus Owen p. 273
1862Griphosaurus problematicus Woodward
1864Archeopteryx lithographica Owen p. 33
1868Archaeopteryx lithographica Huxley pp. 1-5
1879Archaeopteryx macroura Vogt p. 702
1890Pterodactylus crassipes Zittel p. 792
1890Archaeopteryx lithographica Zittel p. 821
1897Archaeopteryx siemensii Dames p. 829
1917Archaeornis siemensii Petronievics
1921Archaeopteryx oweni Petronievics
1927Archaeopteryx lithographica Petronievics figs. Pl. 1-3
1933Archaeopteryx lithographica Lambrecht p. 80
1933Archaeopteryx macrura Lambrecht p. 80
1933Archaeornis siemensi Lambrecht p. 80
1934Archaeopteryx macrura Swinton figs. Pl. III
1934Archaeopteryx siemensi Swinton p. 14
1960Archaeopteryx lithographica Wetmore p. 2
1960Archaeornis siemensii Wetmore p. 2
1966Archaeopteryx lithographica Talent et al. p. 82
1966Archaeopteryx siemensii Talent et al. p. 82
1974Archaeopteryx macrura Ellenberger
1974Archaeornis siemensi Ellenberger
1978Archaeopteryx lithographica Brodkorb p. 218
1981Archaeopteryx lithographica Osmolska p. 88
1984Archaeopteryx recurva Howgate
1985Archaeornis siemensi Charig
1985Archaeopteryx lithographica Charig p. 27
1985Jurapteryx recurva Howgate p. 111
1985Archaeopteryx lithographica Ostrom p. 10
1988Archaeopteryx lithographica Paul p. 352
1988Archaeopteryx lithographica Wellnhofer p. 1791
1991Archaeopteryx lithographica Chatterjee p. 326
1993Archaeopteryx lithographica Perle et al. p. 623
1993Archaeopteryx bavarica Wellnhofer
1994Archaeopteryx lithographica Chiappe and Calvo p. 237
1996Archaeopteryx lithographica Novas p. 676
1997Archaeopteryx lithographica Ji and Ji p. 32
1997Archaeopteryx lithographica Norell and Makovicky p. 9
1998Archaeopteryx lithographica Makovicky and Norell p. 1
1999Archaeopteryx lithographica Norell and Makovicky p. 7
2000Archaeopteryx lithographica Burnham et al. p. 2
2000Archaeopteryx lithographica Norell et al. p. 9
2001Wellnhoferia grandis Elzanowski pp. 520-522 figs. 1-2
2002Archaeopteryx lithographica Chiappe p. 461
2002Archaeopteryx lithographica Maryanska et al. p. 101 fig. 1
2003Archaeopteryx lithographica Senter and Robins p. 964
2004Archaeopteryx lithographica Padian p. 211
2004Wellnhoferia grandis Padian p. 211
2004Archaeopteryx lithographica Senter et al. p. 3
2005Archaeopteryx lithographica Lü and Zhang p. 419
2005Archaeopteryx bavarica Wellnhofer and Röper p. 28
2005Archaeopteryx lithographica Wellnhofer and Röper p. 28
2007Archaeopteryx lithographica Gishlick and Gauthier p. 569
2007Archaeopteryx siemensii Mayr et al. p. 100
2007Archaeopteryx lithographica Mayr et al. p. 113
2007Archaeopteryx lithographica Turner et al. p. 3
2008Archaeopteryx lithographica Bennett p. 535
2009Archaeopteryx lithographica Bever and Norell p. 5
2009Archaeopteryx lithographica Norell et al. p. 49
2010Archaeopteryx lithographica Li et al. p. 83
2010Archaeopteryx lithographica Xu and Han p. 16
2013Archaeopteryx lithographica Zhou et al.

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Avialae
genusArchaeopteryx
specieslithographica

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: coastalg
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: volantg
Diet: piscivoreg
Diet 2: insectivoreg
Reproduction: oviparousg
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2005-09-01 15:05:59
Modified: 2009-01-03 21:14:03
Source: g = genus, o = order
References: Thulborn and Hamley 1985, Marsh 1875

Age range: Early/Lower Tithonian or 150.80000 to 145.00000 Ma

Collections (7 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Germany (Bayern) Archaeopteryx lithographica (53037 119238) Archaeopteryx sp. (53034) Archeopteryx macrurus (53036) Compsognathus sp. (53039 55995) Pterodactylus crassipes (53038)