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Toxochelys moorevillensis

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Toxochelys moorevillensis was named by Zangerl (1953). Its type specimen is CNHM P27330, a shell (nearly complete carapace and plastron, girdle elements, and vertebral fragments), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Moore Brothers Farm, which is in a Santonian carbonate limestone in Alabama.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Toxochelys moorevillensis Zangerl pp. 186-193 figs. Figs. 74-76
1981Toxochelys moorevillensis Thurmond and Jones p. 128
1988Toxochelys moorevillensis Nicholls p. 185

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderCryptodira
Durocryptodira
genusToxochelys
speciesmoorevillensis

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: freshwatersubo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticsubo
Diet: omnivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparoussubo
Created: 2005-08-26 14:49:00
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:49:00
Source: subo = suborder, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Uetz 2005, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Santonian to the top of the Campanian or 85.80000 to 72.10000 Ma

Collections (10 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Alabama) Toxochelys moorevillensis (type locality: 81927 81971)
Santonian - Maastrichtian86.3 - 66.0USA (Alabama) Toxochelys moorevillensis (81972)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Toxochelys moorevillensis (81930 81931 81932 81933 81934 81935)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Alabama) Toxochelys moorevillensis (82635)