Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Aquatilavipes

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Avipedidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Aquatilavipes Currie p. 259
2001Aquatilavipes McCrea and Sarjeant p. 459
2002Aquatilavipes Azuma et al. p. 1
2008Aquatilavipes Fujita p. 33

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

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()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
familyAvipedidaeSarjeant and Langston 1994
genusAquatilavipes

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
R. T. McCrea and W. A. S. Sarjeant 2001Footprints of small to large size, showing three digits united proximally, most often in a metatarsal pad ("heel"); webbing and hallux lacking. Digits slim, their maximum width less than 15% of their length; digit III is more than 25% longer than the lateral digits. Total interdigital span greater than 95° and often exceeds 120°. Length of digits II and IV may be similar, but digit IV is frequently somewhat longer. All digits clawed, the claws frequently showing inward flexure in relation to the digit axis. Digital pad impressions may be visible on better-preserved molds or casts—three to four on digit III, two on digits II and IV.