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Lytoloma

Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1870Lytoloma Cope p. 144
1884Lytoloma Cope
1889Lytoloma Lydekker pp. 51-53
1902Lytoloma Hay
1908Lytoloma Hay p. 154
2003Lytoloma Hirayama and Tong

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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
PancryptodiraJoyce et al. 2004
superfamilyChelonioidea
familyCheloniidaeBonaparte 1832
genusLytoloma

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
O. P. Hay 1908Lower jaw with broad, flat crushing-surface and long symphysis; the tip not beaked. Carapace resembling that of Caretta caretta but less pointed behind. None of the anterior peripherals suturally articulated with the costal plates, rib-pits of most of the peripherals in the hinder half of these bones. The eleventh peripheral with pit for rib of eighth costal. Plastron not well known, but believed to have a narrower connection with the carapace than in Osteopygis. Limbs not well known, the humerus and femur supposed to have about equal development, with tendencies toward the structure of the same parts in Cheloniidae.