Clade Chelydridae Swainson 1839

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelydridae

Full reference: W. Swainson. 1839. On the natural history and classification of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. Cabinet Cyclopaedia 2:1-452

Parent taxon: Panchelydridae according to W. G. Joyce 2016

See also Baur 1893, Böhme 2008, Brinkman 2013, Cadena et al. 2017, Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Danilov and Parham 2008, de Broin and de la Fuente 1993, Frank and Ramus 1996, Gaffney 1975, Hay 1908, Holroyd and Hutchison 2002, Hutchison and Holroyd 2003, Hutchison et al. 2013, Joyce et al. 2004, Knauss et al. 2011, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1966, Lambe 1908, Lydekker 1889, Peng et al. 2001, Shoshani et al. 1989, Stefano 1903, van Dijk et al. 2014 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Chelydropsis, Denverus, Hoplochelys caelata, Protochelydra

Subtaxa: Broilia Broilia robusta Chelydra Chelydra argillarum Chelydra strausi Chelydrinae Chelydrops Chelydropsinae Chelydropsis minax Emys sansaniensis Emysaurus Emysaurus meilheuratiae Hydraspis oeningensis Leptochelys Leptochelys braneti Macrochelys Planiplastron Protochelydrinae Testudo grandis Tretosterninae

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), United States (18: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (6: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska)

• Pliocene of Germany (1), Romania (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (4: Florida, Indiana, Nebraska, Tennessee)

• Miocene of the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (1), United States (8: Florida, Nebraska)

Total: 43 collections including 53 occurrences

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