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Rhinochelys pulchriceps

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Taxonomy
Chelone pulchriceps was named by Owen (1842). Its type specimen is CAMSM B55775, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Near Barnwell, which is in an Albian open shallow subtidal marl in the West Melbury Marly Chalk Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Rhinochelys.

It was recombined as Rhinochelys pulchriceps by Lydekker (1889), Lydekker (1889), Collins (1970) and Karl et al. (2012).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Chelone pulchriceps Owen p. 172
1851Chelone pulchriceps Owen p. 8 figs. plate 7, figs 1-3
1869Rhinochelys dacognathus Seeley
1889Rhinochelys pulchriceps Lydekker p. 176
1970Rhinochelys pulchriceps Collins
2012Rhinochelys pulchriceps Karl et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
PancryptodiraJoyce et al. 2004
superfamilyChelonioidea
familyProtostegidaeCope 1873
genusRhinochelysSeeley 1869
speciespulchriceps()

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