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Opisthocoelia (disused)

Reptilia - Opisthocoelia

Taxonomy
Opisthocoelia was named by Owen (1859). It is not extant.

It was reranked as the order Opisthocoelia by Osborn (1904); it was synonymized subjectively with Sauropoda by Matthew (1915) and Romer (1966); it was corrected as Opisthocoela by McGrew et al. (1959); it was considered a nomen nudum by Hatcher (1903); it was synonymized subjectively with Sauropoda by Romer (1956) and Steel (1970).

It was assigned to Crocodilia by Owen (1859) and Owen (1861); to Sauropoda by Baur (1887); to Dinosauria by Cope (1883), Hay (1902) and Riggs (1903); to Dinosauria by Osborn (1904); and to Anura by McGrew et al. (1959).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1859Opisthocoelia Owen
1861Opisthocoelia Owen p. 300
1874Cetiosauria Seeley
1883Opisthocoela Cope p. 98
1887Opisthocoelia Baur p. 101
1887Cetiosauria Seeley
1891Cetiosauria Baur pp. 450-451
1892Cetiosauria Seeley p. 188
1902Opisthocoelia Hay p. 482
1903Opisthocoelia Riggs
1904Opisthocoelia Osborn p. 114
1959Opisthocoela McGrew et al. p. 130
1964Cetiosauria Colbert p. 22 fig. 6

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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
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
orderOpisthocoelia(Owen 1859)
orderOpisthocoelia(Owen 1859)

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