Testudinites Weiss 1830 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudinata

Article 20. Genus-group names ending in -ites, -ytes or -ithes given to fossils. A name formed by adding the suffix -ites, -ytes or -ithes to the whole or the stem of an available name of a genus-group taxon, and applied to fossils to distinguish them from extant members of that taxon, without clear evidence of intent to establish a new genus-group taxon, is available only for the purposes of the Principle of Homonymy. Such a name cannot be used as the valid name of a taxon [Art. 23.1] or as the basis of a family-group name [Art. 11.7.1.4].

Full reference: C. Weiss. 1830. Über das südliche Ende des gegebirgzuges von Brasilien in der Provinz do Sul und der Banda Oriental oder dem Staate von Montevideo: nach den Sammlungen des hernn Fr. Sellow. Abhanlungen Physikal Klasse Königliche Akamische Wissenshcaft 217-293

Parent taxon: Testudinata according to C. Weiss 1830

Sister taxa: Amblypus, Ancyropus, Aplax oberndorferi, Australochelyidae, Australochelys, Chelichnus, Chelonipedidae, Chelycarapookus, Chelycarapookus arcuatus, Chelys blakii, Chelytherium, Chelytherium obscurum, Chengyuchelyidae, Chengyuchelys, Chinlechelys, Emys neumayri, Emys paranensis, Heckerochelyidae, Helcura, Kallokibotion, Megasternon, Mesochelydia, Mongolochelyidae, Odontochelyidae, Odontochelys, Palaeochersis, Perichelydia, Platemys sehuensis, Platycheloides, Proganochelys, Proterochersidae, Proterochersis, Protochelys, Siamochelys, Testudines, Testudo elata, Testudo stricklandi, Testudoolithidae, Trachydermochelys, Trachydermochelys phlyctaenus, Tretosternon punctatum, Trionyx mammillaris

Subtaxa: none

Ecology:

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Testudinites in the database

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