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Terrapene singletoni

Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae

Taxonomy
Terrapene singletoni was named by Gilmore (1927). Its type specimen is USNM 11838, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was synonymized subjectively with Terrapene canaliculata by B and Stetson (1931) and Milstead (1956); it was synonymized subjectively with Testudo carolina by Auffenberg (1958).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1927Terrapene singletoni Gilmore
1953Terrapene singletoni Oelrich p. 34
2018Terrapene singletoni Vlachos

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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
Panemydidae
familyEmydidaeRafinesque 1815
genusTerrapeneMerrem 1820
speciessingletoniGilmore 1927

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
E. Vlachos 2018Terrapene singletoni can be diagnosed as a member of Terrapene based on the characters listed above. Terrapene singletoni differs from other Terrapene by its large-sized, thin shell, absence of a lateral keel above the bridge, less flared peripherals, and absence of an axillary scale.