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Geochelone stromeri

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Taxonomy
Geochelone stromeri was named by Meylan and Auffenberg (1986). Its type specimen is SAM-L-13721, a partial shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Lang. E Quarry-Pel.Phos.Mbr., which is in a Miocene/Pliocene coastal sandstone in the Varswater Formation of South Africa.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Geochelone stromeri Meylan and Auffenberg p. 282

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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
speciesstromeri

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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available