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Opistopteryx

Taxonomy
Opistopteryx was named by Pictet and Humbert (1866) [Sepkoski's age data: K Sant Sepkoski's reference number: 915]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Actinopterygii by Woodward (1901); and to Elopiformes by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1866Opistopteryx Pictet and Humbert
1901Opistopteryx Woodward p. 253
2002Opistopteryx Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
RankNameAuthor
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
genusOpistopteryxPictet and Humbert 1866

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2004-08-17 14:52:40
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:50:42
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum
Reference: Carroll 1988
Collections
No collection or age range data are available