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Plateosauravidae (disused)

Reptilia - Plateosauravidae

Taxonomy
Plateosauravidae was named by Huene (1929). It is not extant. Its type is Plateosauravus.

It was synonymized subjectively with Melanorosauridae by Steel (1970); it was synonymized subjectively with Plateosauridae by Heerden (1979); it was synonymized subjectively with Anchisauridae by Olsen and Galton (1984).

It was assigned to Prosauropoda by Kuhn (1946); and to Prosauropoda by Huene (1929) and Huene (1948).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Plateosauravidae Huene p. 271
1946Plateosauravidae Kuhn p. 65
1948Plateosauravidae Huene p. 91

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Plateosauria()
Anchisauria
Prosauropoda()
familyPlateosauravidae
familyPlateosauravidae

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
F. v. Huene 1948Bulky dorsal vertebrae with pleurocoela; semiquadrupedal; trochanter quartus of femur below middle of length. South Africa only.