Hueneosauria

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Hueneosauria
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Ichthyosauria
Node: Hueneosauria

The Hueneosauria are a group of Ichthyosauria, living during the Mesozoic.

In 2000, Michael Werner Maisch and Andreas Matzke defined a node clade Hueneosauria as the group consisting of the last common ancestor of Mixosaurus cornalianus and Ophthalmosaurus icenicus; and all of its descendants. The clade is named after Friedrich von Huene, a German paleontologist who was a leading ichthyosaur expert in the early twentieth century.[1]

The Hueneosauria contain the more derived ichthyosaurs, which have the morphology of a fish. The group originated in the early Triassic and became extinct during the Cretaceous.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maisch, M.W. and Matzke, A.T., 2000, "The Ichthyosauria", Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Series B (Geologie und Paläontologie), 298: 1-159