Platypterna Hitchcock 1845 (saurischian)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Synonyms: Calops Hitchcock 1845, Calopus Hitchcock 1845

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1845. An attempt to name, classify, and describe, the animals that made the fossil footmarks of New England. Sixth Annual Meeeting of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, New Haven, CT. Abstract and Proceedings 23-25

Parent taxon: Saurischia according to H. Haubold 1971

See also Bock 1952, Hitchcock 1845, Hitchcock 1848, Hitchcock 1898, Kuhn 1958, Lull 1904, Lull 1917 and Quenstedt 1882

Sister taxa: Alwalkeria, Anatopus, Anticheiropus, Argoides, Aristosuchia, Avalonianus, Coelurosaurichnus, Deuterotetrapous, Eusaurischia, Nhandumirim, Pachypodosauria, Pachypodosauroidea, Parachirotherium, Plesiornis, Saurichnium, Tetrapodium, Thecospondylus, Theropoda, Trimabus

Subtaxa: Platypterna concamerata Platypterna deanii Platypterna delicatula Platypterna digitigrada Platypterna gracillima Platypterna lockatong Platypterna recta Platypterna tenuis Platypterna varica

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Type: Ornithichnites deanii



• Jurassic of United States (10: Connecticut, Massachusetts collections)

• Triassic of United States (1: Pennsylvania)

Total: 11 collections including 24 occurrences

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