Clade Durocryptodira Danilov and Parham 2008 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

Full reference: I. G. Danilov and J. F. Parham. 2008. A reassessment of some poorly known turtles from the Middle Jurassic of China, with comments on the antiquity of extant turtles. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(2):306-318

Parent taxon: Cryptodira according to I. G. Danilov and J. F. Parham 2008

Sister taxa: Adocusia, Bashuchelyidae, Carettochelyoidea, Charitonyx tajanikolaevae, Chelonemydidae, Chelydroidea, Chersidae, Chitracephalus, Cryptoderinea, Dermatochelydidae, Dermochelyoidea, Eucryptodira, Galvechelone, Glyptopidae, Glyptopsidae, Indochelyidae, Kallokibotioninae, Kayentachelyidae, Kinosternia, Kinosternoidae, Meiolanidae, Panchelonioidea, Pantestudinoidea, Pantrionychia, Platysternoidea, Polysternum, Selmacryptodira, Trionychia, Trionychoidea

Subtaxa: Toxochelys

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Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Nebraska collections)

• Cretaceous of Angola (1), Canada (5: Manitoba), United States (24: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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