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Ctenochelys acris

Reptilia - Testudines - Ctenochelyidae

Taxonomy
Ctenochelys acris was named by Zangerl (1953). Its type specimen is CNHM P27354, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Moore Brothers Farm, which is in a Santonian carbonate limestone in Alabama.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Ctenochelys acris Zangerl pp. 242-247 figs. Figs. 112-113
1981Ctenochelys acris Thurmond and Jones p. 133
2012Ctenochelys acris Karl and Nyhuis
2017Ctenochelys acris Gentry

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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
suborderCryptodira
PanchelonioideaJoyce et al. 2004
PancheloniidaeJoyce et al. 2004
familyCtenochelyidae
genusCtenochelys
speciesacris

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 Santonian to the top of the Middle Campanian or 86.30000 to 70.60000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Alabama) Ctenochelys acris (type locality: 81927)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Ctenochelys acris (181623 181624)
Early/Lower Campanian - Middle Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Ctenochelys acris (80890)