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Macrochelys auffenbergi (Auffenberg's snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Macroclemys auffenbergi was named by Dobie (1968). Its type specimen is UF 10992, a partial skeleton (associated carapace, plastron, skull, cervical vertebrae, and limb bones), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is McGehee Farm, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Alachua Formation of Florida.

It was recombined as Macrochelys auffenbergi by Hutchison (2008), Thomas et al. (2014) and Joyce (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1968Macroclemys auffenbergi Dobie
1978Macroclemys auffenbergi Whetstone p. 161
2008Macrochelys auffenbergi Hutchison
2014Macrochelys auffenbergi Thomas et al.
2016Macrochelys auffenbergi Joyce

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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
Chelydroidea()
PanchelydridaeJoyce et al. 2004
Chelydridae()
genusMacrochelysGray 1856
speciesauffenbergi()

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
No diagnoses are available