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Macrostomata

Reptilia - Squamata

Taxonomy
Macrostomata was named by Ritgen (1828) [Müller (1832) is commonly cited as primary reference for Macrostomata (see Rieppel et al., 2003, pg. 542).]. It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Rieppel et al. (2003).

It was considered an invalid subgroup of Serpentes by Vidal and Hedges (2002); it was reranked as the infraorder Macrostomata by Rieppel et al. (2003).

It was assigned to Alethinophidia by Lee and Scanlon (2002); to Serpentes by Rieppel et al. (2003); and to Alethinophidia by Wilcox et al. (2002) and Longrich et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1828Macrostomata Ritgen p. 260
2002Macrostomata Lee and Scanlon
2002Macrostomata Wilcox et al.
2003Macrostomata Rieppel et al.
2012Macrostomata Longrich et al.

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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
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes(Linnaeus 1758)
infraorderAlethinophidia
Macrostomata
Macrostomata

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