Kaiwhekea

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Kaiwhekea

Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Plesiosauroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Cladus: Archelosauria
Superordo: †Sauropterygia
Ordo: †Plesiosauria
Subordo: Plesiosauroidea

Familia: †Cryptoclididae
Genus: Kaiwhekea
Species (1): K. katiki

Name

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References

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  • Cruickshank, A.R.I.; Fordyce, R.E. 2002: A new marine reptile (Sauropterygia) from New Zealand: further evidence for a Late Cretaceous austral radiation of cryptoclidid plesiosaurs. Palaeontology, 45(3): 557–575. DOI: 10.1111/1475-4983.00249
  • O'Keefe, F.R.; Street, H.P. 2009: Osteology of the cryptocleidoid plesiosaur Tatenectes laramiensis, with comments on the taxonomic status of the Cimoliasauridae. Journal of vertebrate paleontology, 29(1): 48–57. DOI: 10.1671/039.029.0118
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