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Rhynchaeites messelensis

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Threskiornithidae

Taxonomy
Rhynchaeites messelensis was named by Wittich (1898) [The Type specimen is lost. Peters 1983 determined a Neotype from the same locality: Messel, Germany. It is stored in the collection of Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt, no. ME 1045.]. Its type specimen is ME 1045, Frankfurt and is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Messel, which is in a MP 11 lacustrine shale in the Messel Formation of Germany.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1898Rhynchaeites messelensis Wittich p. 103 figs. 1-17
1933Rhynchaeites messelensis Lambrecht p. 531

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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()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
RankNameAuthor
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
OrnithuromorphaChiappe et al. 1999
subclassOrnithurae
subclassNeornithesGadow 1893
Neognathae(Pycraft 1900)
NeoavesSibley et al. 1988
NatatoresBaird 1858
Steganograllatores
superorderPelecanimorphaeHuxley 1867
orderPelecaniformesSharpe 1891
familyThreskiornithidaeRichmond 1917
genusRhynchaeitesWittich 1898
speciesmesselensis

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