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Kirgizemys

Reptilia - Testudines

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1973Kirgizemys Nessov and Khozatsky
1984Kirgizemys Nessov p. 216
1988Kirgizemys Weems p. 141 figs. Table 2
2000Kirgizemys Sukhanov p. 324
2003Kirgizemys Parham and Hutchison p. 784
2006Kirgizemys Danilov et al. pp. 56-57
2008Kirgizemys Danilov and Parham
2009Kirgizemys Lee et al. p. 1288
2010Kirgizemys Brinkman et al.
2013Kirgizemys Brinkman et al.
2015Kirgizemys Zhou and Rabi

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
PancryptodiraJoyce et al. 2004
Macrobaenidae(Sukhanov 1964)
genusKirgizemysNessov and Khozatsky 1973

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
I. G. Danilov et al. 2006A ‘macrobaenid’ with the following characters: medium-sized (25 – 35 cm in the shell length) turtles; skull with a moderately developed upper temporal emargination, reaching anterior end of the otic capsule; nasals present; prefrontals contacting at the midline; jugal is a narrow bar; triturating surface narrow to moderately wide; foramen palatinum posterius moderate in size; foramen basisphenoidale present; posterolateral parts of the basisphenoid covered with medial phlanges of pterygoid; pterygoid-basioccipital contact present; canalis caroticus internus distant from the basisphenoid/pterygoid suture and floored by pterygoid posteriorly; sellae turcica reduced or not; shell oval-shaped with small nuchal emargination; nuchal restricted to the vertebral 1 scute; preneural absent; nine (rarely eight) neurals; plastron without medial fontanelles and plastral lobes not strongly narrowed; cervical scute wide; vertebral scutes 2-3 as long as or longer than wide; formula of cervical vertebrae - 1(2(3(4)5)6)7)8).