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Pelomedusidae

Reptilia - Testudines - Pelomedusidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Pelomedusidae Cope
1868Sternothaeridae Cope
1870Sternothaeridae Cope p. 156
1870Peltocephalidae Gray
1871Pelomedusidae Cope p. 236
1871Sternothaeridae Cope p. 236
1875Pelomedusidae Cope p. 17
1875Sternothaeridae Cope p. 17
1889Pelomedusidae Lydekker pp. 170-171
1898Pelomedusidae Gadow p. 21
1902Pelomedusidae Hay p. 438
1906Pelomedusidae Andrews p. 289
1946Pelomedusidae Kuhn p. 58
1948Pelomedusidae Zangerl p. 25
1952Eusarkiidae Bergounioux
1953Pelomedusidae Stirton p. 613
1964Pelomedusidae Antunes p. 135
1966Pelomedusidae Kuhn p. 31
1967Pelomedusidae Miller p. 225
1975Pelomedusidae Gaffney p. 429
1976Pelomedusidae Wood p. 2
1981Pelomedusidae Thurmond and Jones p. 120
1988Eusarkiidae Carroll
1988Pelomedusidae Carroll
1996Pelomedusidae Frank and Ramus
2004Pelomedusidae Joyce et al.
2006Pelomedusidae Gaffney et al. p. 34
2014Pelomedusidae van Dijk et al.

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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
suborderPleurodira
superfamilyPelomedusoidesBroin 1988
Pelomedusera
familyPelomedusidae
familyPelomedusidae

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: freshwaterf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: amphibiousf
Diet: carnivoref
Reproduction: oviparousf
Comments: life habit and diet based on Uetz 2005f
Created: 2005-08-26 14:34:13
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:34:13
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Uetz 2005

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Tithonian to the top of the Holocene or 152.10000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 145.0 Ma

Collections (85 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tithonian152.1 - 145.0Ethiopia (Shewa) Pelomedusidae indet. (48832)
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5Brazil (Ceará) Pelomedusidae indet. (59355)
Hauterivian - Barremian132.9 - 125.0Libya (Yafran) Pelomedusidae indet. (69791)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45Spain (Cuenca) Pelomedusidae indet. (61319)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Brazil (Maranhão) Pelomedusidae indet. (67225)
Late/Upper Cretaceous - Late/Upper Paleocene100.5 - 55.8Morocco Pelomedusidae indet. (34639)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Palestinian Territory Pelomedusidae indet. (11804)
Late/Upper Coniacian - Santonian89.3 - 83.6Niger (Tahoua) Pelomedusidae indet. (48867)
Middle Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Peru (Amazonas) Pelomedusidae indet. (52840)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Niger (Tahoua) Pelomedusidae indet. (178660)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0India (Andhra Pradesh) Chelonia indet. (27014)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0France (Languedoc-Roussillon) Pelomedusidae indet. (59686)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0France (Var) Pelomedusidae indet. (181099)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0India (Maharashtra) Pelomedusidae indet. (49659 60397 68619) Pelomedusidae indet., Testudines indet. (26370) Testudines indet. (58102)
Early/Lower Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0France (Languedoc-Roussillon) Pelomedusidae indet. (68875)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0France (Languedoc-Roussillon) Pelomedusidae indet. (59687)
Paleocene66.0 - 56.0Saudi Arabia (Makkah) Pelomedusidae indet. (140957 140958 140962 140963 140964 140966 140971)
MP 13 - MP 1448.6 - 40.4Spain (Zamora) Pelomedusidae indet. (41073)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Spain (Zamora) Pelomedusidae indet. (45237 45317)
Lutetian - Priabonian47.8 - 33.9Spain (Zamora) Pelomedusidae indet. (45324)
Bartonian - Late/Upper Eocene41.3 - 33.9Libya Pelomedusidae indet. (55449)
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03Puerto Rico Pelomedusidae indet. (144645)
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03Spain (Zamora) Pelomedusidae indet. (45326)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Kenya Pelomedusidae indet. (70808)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Saudi Arabia Pelomedusidae indet. (47021 47023 47074 47089)
Miocene - Pliocene23.03 - 2.588Tanzania Pelomedusidae indet. (22196)
Miocene - Pliocene23.03 - 2.588Uganda Pelusios sinuatus (22438 22442) Pelusios sp. (22409 22436)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Uganda Pelomedusidae indet. (192070)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Kenya Pelusios rusingae (21725)
Langhian - Serravallian15.97 - 11.62Kenya Pelusios sp. (22303)
Langhian - Serravallian15.97 - 11.62India (Gujarat) Pelomedusidae indet. (203629)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Kenya (Nyanza) Pelusios sp. (21338 21339)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Kenya Pelomedusidae indet. (22290 22300) Pelusios sp. (22071 22077 22082)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Brazil (Acre) Pelomedusidae indet. (55602)
Tortonian - Piacenzian11.62 - 2.588Kenya Pelomedusidae indet. (22236)
Vallesian11.608 - 8.7Iraq Pelomedusidae indet. (41735)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) Pelomedusidae indet. (28245)
Late/Upper Miocene - Early/Lower Pliocene11.608 - 3.6Zaire (Orientale) Pelomedusidae indet. (149168)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Kenya Pelomedusidae indet. (22275 22316)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Kenya Pelomedusidae indet. (22277 22278)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Congo-Kinshasa Pelusios sinuatus (22198)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Malawi Pelusios sinuatus (22271)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Uganda Pelusios sinuatus (22256)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588South Africa Pelusios sp. (22356)
Pliocene - Calabrian5.333 - 0.781Kenya Pelomedusidae indet. (22269)
Pliocene - Pleistocene5.333 - 0.0117Malawi Pelusios sinuatus (22327)
Pliocene - Pleistocene5.333 - 0.0117Uganda Pelusios sp. (22178 22200)
Pliocene - Pleistocene5.333 - 0.0117Congo-Kinshasa Pelusios sp., Pelusios sinuatus (22346)
Pliocene - Holocene5.333 - 0.0Congo-Kinshasa Pelusios sinuatus (22125)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Eritrea (Buia) Pelusios sinuatus (193126)
Gelasian - Calabrian2.588 - 0.781Kenya Pelomedusidae indet. (22342)
Early/Lower Pleistocene - Middle Pleistocene2.588 - 0.126Eritrea Pelusios sinuatus (185616)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Kenya Pelomedusidae indet. (22268 22270)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Tanzania (Serengeti Park) Pelusios sp. (22548)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Niger Pelusios adansonii (83303 83304 83305)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Mali Pelusios castaneus (195271) Pelusios castaneus, Pelusios adansonii (195272)