Idiochelys fitzingeri Meyer 1839 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Eurysternidae

Synonyms: Chelonemys ovata Jourdan 1862, Chelonemys plana Jourdan 1862, Idiochelys wagneri Meyer 1846

Full reference: H. v. Meyer. 1839. Zu meiner nun vor fast zehn Jahren gemachten und unausgesetzt verfolgten Entdeckung... [On my constantly pursued discovery, now made almost ten years ago...]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrfaktenkunde 1839:76-79

Belongs to Idiochelys according to J. Anquetin et al. 2017

See also Jourdan 1862, Lortet 1892, Lydekker 1889, Meyer 1839, Rütimeyer 1873 and Wagner 1853

Sister taxon: Idiochelys wagnerorum

Type specimens:

  • Idiochelys fitzingeri: Destroyed during WW2. Its type locality is Compsognathus type, Kelheim (BSP), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Chelonemys ovata: MHNL 20015634, a partial skeleton (a near-complete individual, including carapace, skull, cervical series, partial limbs, and tail). Its type locality is Cerin, Jura, which is in a Kimmeridgian terrestrial horizon in France.
  • Chelonemys plana: MHNL 20015635, a partial skeleton (a near-complete individual consisting of plastron, carapace, skull, complete forelimbs, left hind limb, and tail). Its type locality is Cerin, Jura, which is in a Kimmeridgian terrestrial horizon in France.
  • Idiochelys wagneri: Its type locality is Compsognathus type, Kelheim (BSP), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (1 collection), Germany (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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