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Ornithodira (ornithodiran)

Reptilia -

Sister taxa
Dinosauromorpha, Pterosauromorpha

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Ornithodira Gauthier p. 54 fig. 8
1990Ornithodira Benton p. 13
1990Ornithodira Sereno and Arcucci p. 39 fig. 7
1991Ornithodira Sereno p. 27
1993Ornithodira Parrish p. 290 fig. 1
1995Ornithodira Long and Murry p. 171
2010Ornithodira Nesbitt et al. p. 95
2011Ornithodira Nesbitt p. 206 fig. 52
2011Ornithodira Novas et al. p. 335

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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
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Ornithodira

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
S. J. Nesbitt 2011The least inclusive clade containing Pterodactylus antiquus Soemmerring, 1812, and Passer domesticus Linnaeus, 1758
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Maximum body mass: 100000 kgg
Minimum body mass: 300 gg
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Source: g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Spathian to the top of the Holocene or 251.30000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 247.2 Ma

Collections (11295 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2United Kingdom (England) Coelurosaurichnus sp. A, Coelurosaurichnus sp. B, Coelurosaurichnus ziegelangernensis (184045)
Smithian251.3 - 247.2Poland (Swietoryzskie) Prorotodactylus sp. (175800)
Smithian251.3 - 247.2USA (Utah) Grallator sp., Eubrontes sp. (105542)
Spathian251.3 - 247.2Poland (Swietoryzskie) Prorotodactylus mirus (118063)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Morocco (Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz) Atreipus sp. (199901)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Spain (Castilla-La Mancha) Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi, Paratrisauropus latus (74513)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0France (Languedoc-Rousillon) Sphingopus ferox (199936)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Germany Thecodontosaurus latespinatus (137641)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Germany (Saxony-Anhalt) Theropoda indet. (138123)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Tanzania (Ruvuma) Asilisaurus kongwe (94651 181056 181057 181058) Prestosuchidae indet. (136890) Silesauridae indet. (159740) Thecodontosaurus alophos (136891)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0United Kingdom (England) Deuterotetrapous plancus (186039) Swinnertonichnus mapperleyensis (83053) Thecodontosaurus sp. (57944)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Poland (Opole) Thecodontosaurus primus, Zanclodon silesiacus (96435)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige) Dinosauromorpha indet. (194584)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Poland (Swietoryzskie) Sphingopus sp. (175801)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Italy (Bolzano) Sphingopus ladinicus (196816)
Anisian - Ladinian247.2 - 237.0France (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) Anchisauripus bibractensis (62183 199909) Anchisauripus sp., Anchisauripus bibractensis, Coelurosaurichnus largentierensis (68226) Anchisauripus sp., Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi, Anchisauripus bibractensis, Sphingopus ferox (62182) Coelurosaurichnus palissyi (31312) Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi, Anchisauripus bibractensis (68906) Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi, Coelurosaurichnus palissyi (68223) Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi, Sphingopus ferox (199911) Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi, Sphingopus ferox, Anchisauripus sp. (28462) Coelurosaurichnus sp., Anchisauripus bibractensis (199928) Sphingopus ferox (199910) Sphingopus sp. (199912) Sphingopus sp., Anchisauripus bibractensis, Coelurosaurichnus palissyi (68222) Sphingopus sp., Sphingopus ferox, Dinosauria indet., Dinosauria indet. (24834)
Anisian - Ladinian247.2 - 237.0Germany (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Coelurosaurichnus largentierensis, Sphingopus ferox (192151)
Anisian - Ladinian247.2 - 237.0France (Rhône-Alpes) Grallator sp., Dinosauria indet. (199929)
Anisian - Ladinian247.2 - 237.0France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Coelurosaurichnus sp., Sphingopus ferox, Anchisauripus sp. (31310)
Anisian - Ladinian247.2 - 237.0France (Saône-et-Loire) Coelurosaurichnus sp., Coelurosaurichnus palyssii (36226)