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Chersina

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1831Chersina Gray
1981Chersina Hendey p. 48
1986Chersina Meylan and Auffenberg p. 288
1996Chersina Frank and Ramus
2014Chersina de la Fuente et al.
2014Chersina 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
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderCryptodira
Pantestudinoidea
superfamilyTestudinoidea
Pantestudinidae
familyTestudinidaeBatsch 1788
genusChersinaGray 1831

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: 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

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Miocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 11.60800 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 5.333 Ma

Collections (8 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333South Africa C. sp. (22219)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6South Africa C. sp. (22221 22222)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117South Africa C. angulata (21695 115191 115205)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126South Africa C. angulata (115188)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117South Africa C. angulata (115225)