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Palaeoemys

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Taxonomy
Palaeoemys was named by Schleich (1994).

It was assigned to Testudinidae by Hervet (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1994Palaeoemys Schleich
2003Palaeoemys Hervet

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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
Pantestudinoidea
superfamilyTestudinoidea
Pantestudinidae
familyTestudinidaeBatsch 1788
genusPalaeoemysSchleich 1994

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
S. Hervet 2003"Autapomorphy: V1 with rounded lateral sulci, anteriorly convergent. Apomorphy: gulars on the entoplastron. Palaeoemys shows an oval to quadrangular shell, a size of 25 to 40 cm, a pleural disk backward condiform, a very weak notch at the anterior border (known in P. occitana n. sp., unknown in P. hessiaca). Palaeoemys differs from the other forms of the ‘Palaeochelys s.l. – Mauremys’
group by the following plesiomorphic characters: very poorly developed dorsal epiplastral lip, humeropectoral sulcus very concave and situated posterior to the entoplastron, very primitive suprapygals (wide SP1 and SP2 with rounded borders), hyoplastra long medially and narrow at the axillary notches (Long Hyo/Larg LA > 65%, Long Hyo/Larg Epi-Hyo = 78% to 97%)."
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: herbivoref
Diet 2: herbivoref
Reproduction: oviparousf
Created: 2005-08-26 07:16:55
Modified: 2005-09-09 16:16:46
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Ernst and Barbour 1989, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Eocene to the top of the Early/Lower Oligocene or 55.80000 to 28.40000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Champagne-Ardenne) P. sp. (73387)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Aude) P. testudiniformis, P. occitana (78236)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6France (Aude) P. sp. (182641)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Germany (Hesse) P. hessiaca (177495)