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Stylemys capax

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Taxonomy
Stylemys capax was named by Hay (1908). It is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is John Day (non-specific), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the John Day Formation of Oregon.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1908Stylemys capax Hay
1908Stylemys conspecta Hay
1961Stylemys conspecta Brattstrom p. 549
1963Stylemys conspecta Auffenberg p. 94
1964Stylemys capax Auffenberg p. 323
1964Stylemys conspecta Auffenberg p. 323
2018Stylemys capax 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
Pantestudinidae
familyTestudinidaeBatsch 1788
genusStylemys
speciescapax

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 2018Stylemys capax can be diagnosed as a member of Stylemys based on the characters mentioned above. Stylemys capax differs from other Stylemys in having an octagonal neural II, vertebral I and pleural I expanding on the peripherals, and anal scutes medially shorter than the femorals.