Apalone Rafinesque 1832 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Parent taxon: Trionychidae according to S. R. May 2019

See also Eaton et al. 1999, Frank and Ramus 1996, Holroyd and Hutchison 2002, Hutchison 1992, Hutchison 1996, Meylan 1987, Valdes et al. 2017 and Weisrock and Janzen 2000

Sister taxa: Altaytrionyx, Altaytrionyx burtschaki, Altaytrionyx devjatkini, Altaytrionyx phiruzae, Amyda menneri, Aspideretes, Aspideretes jaxarticus, Aspideretes muyuensis, Aspidonectes, Aspilus, Aspilus cortesii, Chitra, Chitra minor, Conchochelys, Crassithecachelys, Cyclanorbinae, Eugenechelys, Gilmoremys, Hummelichelys, Lissemydinae, Lissemys, Nilssonia, Palea, Paleotrionyx, Paleotrionyx jimenezfuentesi, Plastomenus gabunii, Plastomenus jaxarticus, Plastomenus mlynarskii, Platypeltis subcircularis, Procyclanorbis, Rafetini, Rafetus karkhualexandri, Rafetus yexiangkuii, Temnotrionyx, Trionychinae, Trionyx acutiformis, Trionyx amansii, Trionyx anthracotheriorum, Trionyx aquitanicus, Trionyx aspidiformis, Trionyx australiensis, Trionyx austriacus, Trionyx borkenensis, Trionyx bowerbanki, Trionyx bruxelliensis, Trionyx burdigalensis, Trionyx capellinii bulgaricus, Trionyx chaubeti, Trionyx ciryi, Trionyx cliftii, Trionyx croaticus, Trionyx danovi, Trionyx dodunii, Trionyx elongatus, Trionyx hilberi, Trionyx ishiharaensis, Trionyx italicus, Trionyx jakhimovitchae, Trionyx kazusensis, Trionyx khosatzkyi, Trionyx laurillardii, Trionyx lockardi, Trionyx lorioli, Trionyx manouri, Trionyx marini, Trionyx moldaviensis, Trionyx mourieri, Trionyx munzenbergensis, Trionyx nopcsai, Trionyx oligocenica, Trionyx oweni, Trionyx parisiensis, Trionyx partschii, Trionyx pedemontana, Trionyx petersi trifailensis, Trionyx pliocaenicus, Trionyx pompignanensis, Trionyx pontanus, Trionyx portisi, Trionyx preschenensis, Trionyx propinquus, Trionyx pseudovindobonensis, Trionyx pustulatus, Trionyx ragusensis, Trionyx reticulatus, Trionyx rocchettiana, Trionyx roncensis, Trionyx rotundiformis, Trionyx sculptus, Trionyx senckenbergianus, Trionyx senensis, Trionyx siegeri, Trionyx sophiae, Trionyx stormsi, Trionyx ubeensis, Trionyx valdensis, Trionyx zakhidovi, Zaisanonyx, Zangerlichelys

Subtaxa: Apalone (Platypeltis) Apalone amorense Apalone ferox Apalone mutica Apalone spinifera Apalone trionychoides

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (15: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania collections)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1), United States (4: Alabama, Florida, Nebraska)

• Miocene of United States (9: Delaware, Florida, Texas, Virginia)

• Oligocene of United States (2: South Dakota, Virginia)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (3: Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 37 collections including 39 occurrences

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