Suborder Pleurodira Cope 1865 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1865. Third contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 17:185-198

Parent taxon: Testudines according to A. Pérez-García and F. Ortega 2018

See also Andrews 1906, Antunes 1964, Baur 1893, Cadena et al. 2012, Cadena and Joyce 2015, Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Danilov and Parham 2008, de la Fuente and Bona 2002, de la Fuente and Iturralde-Vinent 2001, Delair 1958, Gaffney 1975, Gaffney et al. 2006, Gaffney and Wood 2002, Haas 1978, Hay 1908, Huene 1954, Hutchison et al. 2004, Joyce 2007, Joyce et al. 2004, Kuhn 1946, Lapparent de Broin and Molnar 2001, Lydekker 1889, Miller 1967, Olson 1947, Osborn 1904, Pérez-García 2017, Pérez-García and Chapman 2017, Pérez-García and Lapparent de Broin 2013, Pérez-García et al. 2013, Pérez-García et al. 2013, Puntener et al. 2014, Roxo 1937, Swinton 1934, Thurmond and Jones 1981, van Dijk et al. 2014, Vremir 2013, Weems and Knight 2013, Wood 1976, Woodward 1898, Zangerl 1948 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Apertotemporalis, Apholidemys, Asturichelys, Athecae, Casichelydia, Chelone obovata, Chelone sopita, Cryptodira, Cryptrodiramorpha, Dermochelyoidea, Euclastochelys, Euclastochelys interrupta, Haichemydidae, Larachelus, Meiolania damelipi, Pancryptodira, Panpleurodira, Paracryptodira, Plesiochelydiae, Podocnemis lata, Proganochelydia, Senonemys suemegensis, Sokotochelys, Tacuarembemys, Temnoclemmys cordiformis, Thalassochelydia, Thecophora, Trionychidae, Trionyx fuchienensis, Trionyx tshelkarensis, Chelonipus

Subtaxa: Amphichelydidae Archaeochelyidae Eupleurodira Eusarkiidae Hydraspididae Kallokibotiidae Megapleurodira Minipleurodira Miolaniidae Notoemydidae Panchelidae Panpelomedusoides Pelomedusoides Platychelira Podocnemidoidae Sternothaeridae

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Ecology: amphibious omnivore

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