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Bashuchelys zigongensis

Reptilia - Testudines - Bashuchelyidae

Taxonomy
Chengyuchelys zigongensis was named by Yeh (1982). Its type specimen is C.V. 0067, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Bashuchelys zigongensis by Tong et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Chengyuchelys zigongensis Yeh figs. plate 1-2
1990Chengyuchelys zigongensis Yeh
2008Chengyuchelys zigongensis Danilov and Parham
2012Chengyuchelys zigongensis Anquetin p. 34 fig. 10
2012Bashuchelys zigongensis Tong et al. pp. 679, 682-683 figs. 4a-5, 5

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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
familyBashuchelyidae
genusBashuchelys
specieszigongensis()

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
H. Tong et al. 2012A species of Bashuchelys, different from B. youngi in the pair of mesoplastra that is not narrowed in the middle and covered by both pectoral and abdominal scutes