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Calcarichelys gemma

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Taxonomy
Calcarichelys gemma was named by Zangerl (1953). Its type specimen is CNHM PR129, a partial skeleton, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Burkville locality, which is in a Santonian/Campanian carbonate limestone in the Mooreville Chalk Formation of Alabama. It is the type species of Calcarichelys.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Calcarichelys gemma Zangerl p. 87 figs. Figs. 56-58
1981Calcarichelys gemma Thurmond and Jones p. 127

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
PancryptodiraJoyce et al. 2004
superfamilyChelonioidea
familyProtostegidaeCope 1873
subfamilyProtosteginaeWieland
genusCalcarichelys
speciesgemma

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesuperf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 10:37:12
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:37:12
Source: superf = superfamily, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Bush and Bambach 2015, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Campanian or 83.60000 to 72.10000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Calcarichelys gemma (type locality: 81935)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Alabama) Calcarichelys gemma (82635)