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Massospondylidae

Reptilia - Massospondylidae

Taxonomy
Massospondylidae was named by Huene (1914). Its type is Massospondylus.

It was synonymized subjectively with Thecodontosauridae by Kuhn (1946); it was synonymized subjectively with Anchisauridae by Steel (1970), Galton (1973) and Cooper (1981); it was synonymized subjectively with Plateosauridae by Heerden (1979).

It was assigned to Pachypodosauria by Huene (1914), Huene (1914) and Huene (1920); to Plateosauria by Sereno (1998) and Sereno (1999); to Sauropodomorpha by Sues et al. (2004); to Plateosauria by Upchurch et al. (2007), Smith and Pol (2007), Martínez (2009), Apaldetti et al. (2011) and Apaldetti et al. (2013); and to Massopoda by Novas et al. (2011) and McPhee et al. (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1914Massospondylidae Huene p. 13
1920Massospondylidae Huene p. 162
1998Massospondylidae Sereno p. 63
1999Massospondylidae Sereno p. 2138 fig. 2
2004Massospondylidae Sues et al. p. 240
2007Massospondylidae Smith and Pol p. 670 fig. 7
2007Massospondylidae Upchurch et al. p. 62 fig. 3
2009Massospondylidae Martínez p. 162 fig. 22
2011Massospondylidae Apaldetti et al. p. 16 fig. 13
2011Massospondylidae Novas et al. p. 341 fig. 4
2013Massospondylidae Apaldetti et al.
2015Massospondylidae McPhee et al. p. 19 fig. 12

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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()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
familyMassospondylidae
familyMassospondylidae

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