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Reptilia - Testudines

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1897Chrysemys montolivensis Roman
1908Naiadochelys Hay figs. 125-126
1908Naiadochelys ingravata Hay fig. 133
1908Taphrosphys dares Hay p. 120
1908Naiadochelys Hay p. 125
1908Naiadochelys ingravata Hay p. 125 figs. fig. 133
1936Taphrosphys miocenica Collins and Lynn p. 155
1948Naiadochelys Zangerl p. 48
1977Neochelys montolivensis Brion
1988Pelomedusoides Broin p. 34
2001Bothremys miocenica Zug p. 204 figs. Table 1
2001Pelomedusoides de la Fuente and Iturralde-Vinent
2003Chrysemys montolivensis Lapparent de Broin
2004Pelomedusoides Hutchison et al. p. 39
2004Pelomedusoides Joyce et al.
2006Pelomedusoides Gaffney et al. p. 35
2007Pelomedusoides Oliveira and Kellner
2012Pelomedusoides Cadena et al. p. 549
2012Pelomedusoides Cadena et al.
2013Pelomedusoides Pérez-García and Lapparent de Broin
2013Pelomedusoides Pérez-García et al.
2013Pelomedusoides Pérez-García et al.
2013Pelomedusoides Weems and Knight p. 290
2013Bairdemys miocenica Weems and Knight p. 298
2015Pelomedusoides Ferreira et al.
2015Pelomedusoides Menegazzo et al.
2016Pelomedusoides de Araujo Carvalho et al.
2017Pelomedusoides Pérez-García p. 2
2017Pelomedusoides Pérez-García and Chapman p. 2
2018Pelomedusoides Ferreira et al.
2018Pelomedusoides Pérez-García and Ortega

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
superfamilyPelomedusoidesBroin 1988
superfamilyPelomedusoidesBroin 1988

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.

No diagnoses are available
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

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 (428 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tithonian152.1 - 145.0Ethiopia (Shewa) Pelomedusidae indet. (48832)
Berriasian145.0 - 139.8Morocco (Figuig) Araripemydidae indet., Taquetochelys sp. (45726)
Berriasian - Hauterivian145.0 - 129.4Brazil (Paraíba) Araripemydidae indet. (58790)
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5Brazil (Ceará) Pelomedusidae indet. (59355)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Tunisia (Gafsa) Gafsachelys phosphaticus, Gafsachelys neurirregularis, Eusarkia rotundiformis (151620)
Late/Upper Valanginian140.2 - 136.4Colombia Podocnemidoidea indet. (118389)
Hauterivian - Barremian132.9 - 125.0Libya (Yafran) Pelomedusidae indet. (69791)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45Brazil (Alagoas) Pelomedusoides indet. (152472)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45Spain (Cuenca) Pelomedusidae indet. (61319)
Barremian129.4 - 125.0Brazil (Alagoas) Atolchelys lepida (135830)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Brazil (Ceará) Araripemys sp., Araripemys arturi (128566)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Niger (Agadez) Teneremys lapparenti, Pelomedusidae indet. (37200)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Malawi (Northern) Platycheloides nyasae (38911 89853)
Aptian - Albian125.0 - 100.5Brazil (Ceará) Pelomedusoides indet. (132359)
Aptian - Albian125.0 - 100.5Niger (Agadez) Laganemys tenerensis (133668)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03Niger (Agadez) Araripemys sp., Teneremys lapparenti, Taquetochelys decorata (77189)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Niger (Agadez) Pelomedusidae indet. (28569)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Brazil (Ceará) Araripemys barretoi (128565) Araripemys barretoi, Euraxemys essweini (83306) Cearachelys placidoi (128568)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0Brazil (Ceará) Araripemys barretoi, Cearachelys placidoi, Caririemys violetae (67712) Brasilemys josai (92290)
Late/Upper Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian105.3 - 93.5Morocco Araripemys sp., Dirqadim schaefferi, Hamadachelys escuilliei, Galianemys emringeri, Galianemys whitei (155306) Dirqadim schaefferi, Hamadachelys escuilliei (13274)