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Chelonioidea (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1890Pliochelys Portis
1890Progonosaurus Portis p. 25
1893Chelonioidea Baur p. 673
1909Chelonioidea Wieland p. 102
1960Chelonoidea Zangerl p. 285
1966Chelonioidea Kuhn p. 27
1975Chelonoidea Gaffney p. 4
1988Chelonioidea Carroll
1988Chelonioidea Nicholls p. 185
1995Chelonioidea de la Fuente et al.
1996Chelonioidea Karl
1998Chelonioidea Hirayama
1998Chelonoidea Hirayama and Hikida p. 70
1999Chelonioidea Karl and Tichy p. 63
2004Chelonioidea Joyce et al.
2005Chelonoidea Parham p. 75
2006Chelonioidea Kear
2006Chelonioidea Parmley et al. p. 344
2007Chelonioidea Karl and Tichy
2008Chelonioidea Danilov and Parham
2010Chelonioidea Parham and Pyenson p. 232
2012Chelonioidea Karl et al.
2012Chelonioidea Karl et al.
2014Chelonioidea van Dijk et al.
2015Chelonioidea Cadena and Parham p. 3
2017Chelonoidea Haidr and Acosta Hospitaleche p. 2
2018Chelonioidea Cadena et al.
2018Chelonioidea Myers et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
PancryptodiraJoyce et al. 2004
superfamilyChelonioidea
superfamilyChelonioidea

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: marinesuperf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 10:37:12
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:37:12
Source: superf = superfamily, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Bush and Bambach 2015, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Callovian to the top of the Holocene or 166.10000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 163.5 Ma

Collections (384 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Callovian166.1 - 163.5Kyrgyzstan (Jalal-Abad) Toxocheloides narynensis (37596) Toxocheloides sp. (46545)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (Nebraska) Desmatochelys lowii (191693)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Tunisia (Gafsa) Lytoloma crassa, Thalassochelys phosphatica (151620)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Australia (Queensland) Notochelys costata (198220)
Late/Upper Valanginian140.2 - 136.4United Kingdom (England) Chelone costata (52258)
Valanginian139.8 - 132.9Switzerland Trachyaspis sanctae-crucis (2225)
Early/Lower Barremian130.0 - 125.45Portugal (Sesimbra) Cheloniidae indet. (189306)
Late/Upper Barremian - Early/Lower Aptian130.0 - 122.46Colombia (Boyaca) Desmatochelys padillai (176544)
Late/Upper Barremian - Aptian130.0 - 113.0Russian Federation (Buryat) Chelonioidea sp. (58196)
Barremian129.4 - 125.0Colombia Desmatochelys padillai (72029)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Germany Oertelia gigantea (138309)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03France Rhinochelys amaberti (63325)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (Kansas) Plesiochelys belviderensis (130807)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (Texas) Toxochelyidae indet. (99142 99151 172586)
Albian - Cenomanian113.0 - 93.9Russian Federation (Belgorod) Chelospharginae sp. (92402)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0Brazil (Ceará) Santanachelys gaffneyi (67712)
Middle Albian - Late/Upper Albian109.0 - 99.6Australia (Queensland) Cratochelone berneyi (139918) Notochelone sp. (89951)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6Australia (Queensland) Bouliachelys suteri (110465 129288) Protostegidae indet. (122712)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6Poland (Annopol) Protostegidae gen. et sp. indet. A, Protostegidae gen. et sp. indet. B (178042)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6United Kingdom (England) Chelone jessoni, Lytoloma cantabrigiense (94210) Chelone pulchriceps (137412)