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Ornithocephalus

Reptilia - Ornithocephalidae

Taxonomy
Ornithocephalus was named by Soemmerring (1812). Its type is Ornithocephalus antiquus. It is the type genus of Ornithocephalidae.

It was synonymized subjectively with Pterodactylus by Holl (1829).

It was assigned to Draconoidea by Fitzinger (1826); to Pterodactyli by Fitzinger (1843); and to Ornithocephalidae by Hay (1902).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1812Ornithocephalus Soemmerring
1826Ornithocephalus Fitzinger p. 16
1843Ornithocephalus Fitzinger p. 35
1902Ornithocephalus Hay p. 507

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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
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
familyOrnithocephalidae
genusOrnithocephalus

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