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Geochelone insolitus

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Taxonomy
Testudo insolitus was named by Matthew and Granger (1923). Its type specimen is A.M. No. 6275, a partial shell (parts of carapace and plastron of several individuals), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Ergilin Dzo [AMNH], which is in an Eocene terrestrial sandstone in the Ergilin Dzo Formation of Mongolia.

It was recombined as Ergilemys insolitus by Matthew and Granger (1923) and Ckhikvadze (1972); it was considered a nomen dubium by Auffenberg (1962); it was recombined as Geochelone insolitus by Mlynarski (1969) and Crumly (1983).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1923Ergilemys insolitus Matthew and Granger
1923Testudo insolitus Matthew and Granger p. 5
1969Geochelone insolitus Mlynarski
1972Ergilemys insolitus Ckhikvadze
1983Geochelone insolitus Crumly

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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
Pantestudinidae
familyTestudinidaeBatsch 1788
genusGeocheloneFitzinger 1835
speciesinsolitus()

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