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Elochelys

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1931Elochelys Nopsca
2002Elochelys Laurent et al.
2006Elochelys Gaffney et al. p. 68
2010Elochelys Pérez-García et al.
2012Elochelys Pérez-García et al. pp. 222-223
2014Elochelys de la Fuente et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderPleurodira
superfamilyPelomedusoidesBroin 1988
superfamilyPodocnemidoidea
familyBothremydidaeBaur 1891
genusElochelysNopsca 1931

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
E. S. Gaffney et al. 2006Carapace without nuchal notch, with ‘‘pelomedusoid’’ surface texture (weak granulated polygons), in contrast to strong granulated polygons of Taphrosphys; six or seven neurals; short and broad anterior plastral lobe and small anal notch; large intergular scale completely separating gulars and humerals, reaching pectorals as in Taphrosphys and Ummulisani, but in contrast to all other bothremydids; humeropectoral sulcus mainly anterior to the epihyoplastral suture except the lateral end in contrast to other bothremydids, and crossing entoplastron, as in Taphrosphys, Araiochelys, Chedighaii, Polysternon, and Foxemys, in contrast to Cearachelys and Rosasia; pectoroabdominal sulcus anterior to mesoplastron, as in Araiochelys and Kurmademys, in contrast to Chedighaii.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: freshwatersubo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: amphibioussubo
Diet: omnivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparoussubo
Created: 2005-08-26 14:50:50
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:50:50
Source: subo = suborder, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Uetz 2005, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Campanian to the top of the Campanian or 83.50000 to 72.10000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Campanian83.6 - 72.1France E. perfecta (83309)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Spain (Castilla y Leon) E. sp. (28406 37199)