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Petrochelys kyrgyzensis

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Trionyx kyrgyzensis was named by Nessov (1995). Its type specimen is CCMGE 186/12458, a partial skeleton (isolated left xiphiplastron, associated shell fragments, a partial skull and a lower jaw), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Kylodzhun I, which is in an Albian fluvial-lacustrine claystone in the Alamyshik Formation of Kyrgyzstan.

It was recombined as Kuhnemys kyrgyzensis by Chkhikvadze (1999); it was recombined as Petrochelys kyrgyzensis by Georgalis and Joyce (2017) and Vitek et al. (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Trionyx kyrgyzensis Nessov pp. 137-140 figs. 3-4
1999Kuhnemys kyrgyzensis Chkhikvadze
2014Trionyx kyrgyzensis Vitek and Danilov
2017Petrochelys kyrgyzensis Georgalis and Joyce
2017Petrochelys kyrgyzensis Vitek et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderCryptodira
suborderTrionychia
PantrionychidaeJoyce et al. 2004
genusPetrochelys
specieskyrgyzensis()

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