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Chedighaii barberi

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Taxonomy
Podocnemis barberi was named by Schmidt (1940). Its type specimen is FMNH P26055, a shell (nearly complete shell), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Bothremys barberi by Thurmond and Jones (1981); it was recombined as Chedighaii barberi by Gaffney et al. (2006); it was considered an invalid subgroup of Bothremydina by Gaffney et al. (2009).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1940Podocnemis barberi Schmidt pp. 1-12 figs. Figs. 1-5
1948Podocnemis alabamae Zangerl p. 25 figs. Plate 4, Figs. 2-13
1981Bothremys barberi Thurmond and Jones p. 120
2006Chedighaii barberi Gaffney et al. p. 85

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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
suborderPleurodira
superfamilyPelomedusoidesBroin 1988
superfamilyPodocnemidoidea
familyBothremydidaeBaur 1891
genusChedighaii
speciesbarberi(Schmidt 1940)

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. 2006A member of the genus Chedighaii differing from the only other species, Chedighaii hutchisoni, in the following characters: suborbital maxillary plate shallower; triturating surfaces narrower, preorbital part of skull narrower; other differentiating features: premaxilla protuberant, unique among Bothremydini (but not known in C. hutchisoni); apertura narium externa faces strongly anterodorsally, more than in any other Bothremydini (not known for C. hutchisoni); labial ridge straight, relatively thin and acute, in contrast to Bothremys; carapace low, more round than oval, broader posteriorly; nuchal notch present; six or seven neurals; plastron with short and wide anterior lobe; posterior lobe with lateral margins tapering posteriorly; humeropectoral sulcus posterior to the epihyoplastral suture, crossing entoplastron; pectoroabdominal sulcus crossing mesoplastron; first vertebral tapered posteriorly to lie in part on nuchal bone, unique among bothremydids; costal bones 2–4 short in relation to width, as in Taphrosphys but in contrast to Cearachelys; xiphiplastral notch broad and U-shaped, xiphiplastra end in rounded projections; pubic scar short and wide, ischiac scar triangular to curved, separated from xiphiplastral edge.
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: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Uetz 2005

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Campanian to the top of the Campanian or 83.50000 to 72.10000 Ma

Collections (7 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Georgia) Bothremys barberi (35289) Chedighaii barberi (129838)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (North Carolina) Chedighaii barberi (129839)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Arkansas) Chedighaii barberi (type locality: 129834 129835)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (North Carolina) Baena sp. (57918)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (New Jersey) Bothremys barberi (14455)