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Subclade Archosauria: Avemetatarsalia to Neornithes 

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Taxon Noasauridae 
Nominal Author Bonaparte and Powell 1980 
2° Nominal Author  
Taxon Status active
inactive
Comments Noasauridae was first defined by Wilson et al. (2003) as a stem-based taxon. The active phylogenetic definition is a first-order revision. It cites for exclusion two additional species (Coelophysis bauri, Passer domesticus) to ensure stabiliy of taxonomic content, should noasaurids be placed elsewhere among basal theropods. 
Potential Synonomy  

Inactive Taxon Status Feedback
Rejection Criteria junior synonym
historically polyphyletic
incomplete definition
no definition
apomorphy-based
redundant
other 
Critique  
 

Current Age Range Feedback
Earliest Record Aptian-Albian (112 Ma) 
Latest Record Maastrichtian (66 Ma) 
Range (My) 46 
Basis for Range The earliest record is a mid Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian), unnamed noasaurid from Gadoufaoua (Elrhaz Formation) in the Ténéré Desert of Niger (Sereno et al. 2004). The latest record comes from the Maastrichtian-age of Madagascar and India (Sampson et al. 1998, Wilson et al. 2003). Dates are rounded to the nearest million, the earliest from the boundary between the two listed stages and the latest from the end of the stage (Gradstein et al. 2004). 

Definitional History #1
Definition 1 The most inclusive clade containing Noasaurus leali but not Carnotaurus sastrei
Author Wilson et al. 2003:30 
Type node  stem 
Specifiers Noasaurus leali, Carnotaurus sastrei 
Qualifiers