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Malaclemys (diamondback terrapin)

Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae

Taxonomy
Malaclemys was named by Gray (1844). It is extant. Its type is Testudo terrapin.

It was assigned to Emydinae by Bickham (1975); to Emydidae by Frank and Ramus (1996); and to Deirochelyinae by Parham et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1844Malaclemys Gray
1975Malaclemys Bickham p. 203
1996Malaclemys Frank and Ramus
2008Malaclemys Parham et al.

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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
subfamilyDeirochelyinaeAgassiz 1857
genusMalaclemysGray 1844

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