† Platypterygius australis (Ichthyosaurus australis)

Platypterygius australis

Additional Functions


Belong­ing to

Gaeabionta  ⇒ Domäne: Eukaryota  ⇒ Reich: Animalia  ⇒ Mittelreich: Eumetazoa  ⇒ Klade: Triploblastica  ⇒ Klade: Nephrozoa  ⇒ Abzweig: Deuterostomia  ⇒ Stamm: Chordata  ⇒ Unterstamm: Vertebrata  ⇒ Infrastamm: Gnathostomata  ⇒ Superklasse: Tetrapoda  ⇒ Serie: Amniota  ⇒ Klade: Sauropsida  ⇒ Infraklasse: Eureptilia  ⇒ ohne Rang: Romeriida  ⇒ Unterklasse: Diapsida  ⇒ Klade: Ichthyosauromorpha  ⇒ Klade: Ichthyosauriformes  ⇒ Unterklasse: Ichthyopterygia  ⇒ Ordnung: Heteropinnatoidea  ⇒ Familie: Leptopterygiidae  ⇒ Gattung: Platypterygius

Taxo­nomic seg­ment


This mentioned taxonomy is an attempt to make an conclusive assignment from the different classifications of various scientists. Because the taxonomy may change due to the latest investigative methods and other findings, our map is a guide only.

Name from

Corre­spond­ing author (Name, Year)

McCoy, 1867

Other languages


Platypterygius australis

Former name

Ichthyosaurus australis

Lebenszeitraum in Million Jahren (Ma)

Start age: 100.5 Ma - End age: 99.6 Ma
Upper/Late Cretaceous
(Obere Kreide)

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Motility: actively mobile
Environment: marine
Compositon of the remains:


Reference- and Source indication, Literature

On the same taxonomic level (siblings) (Count: 9)

Taxonomic assignment (0)

References by PBDB, License: CC BY

  • M. S. Arkhangelsky, 2014 - On a new ichthyosaur of the genus Undurosaurus - Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS (318), 187-196 (journal article, English)
  • M. Zammit, 2010 - A review of Australasian ichthyosaurs - Alcheringa (), 1-12 (journal article, English)
  • M. Wade, 1990 - A review of the Australian Cretaceous longipinnate ichthyosaur Platypterygius, (Ichthyosauria, Ichthyopterygia) - Memoirs of the Queensland Museum (28), 115-137 (journal article, English)
  • R. Etheridge, Jr., 1888 - On Additional Evidence of the Genus Ichthyosaurus in the Mesozoic Rocks ("Rolling Downs Formation") of North-eastern Australia - Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales (3), 405-409 (journal article, English)
  • F. McCoy, 1867 - On the occurrence of Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus in Australia - Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Third Series (19), 355-356 (journal article, English)


GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) 81BUPhdwnkSAprpV7UoNnA
GUID (Global unique identifier) 3E5450F3-7017-449E-80A6-BA55ED4A0D9C
Database ID 330280