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Sichuanchelys

Reptilia -

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Sichuanchelys Ye and Pi p. 182 figs. plate 1
2008Sichuanchelys Brinkman et al. p. 36
2008Sichuanchelys Danilov and Parham
2010Sichuanchelys Rabi et al.
2012Sichuanchelys Anquetin p. 34 fig. 10
2012Sichuanchelys Tong et al. pp. 684-685 figs. 8-10
2013Sichuanchelys Brinkman et al.
2016Sichuanchelys Joyce et al.
2017Sichuanchelys Joyce

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
Perichelydia
Sichuanchelyidae()
genusSichuanchelys

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. 2012Primitive turtle of small size, with a carapace length about 160 mm (1); carapace low, as long as wide and tapering posteriorly (2), with a large and deep cervical notch (3) and a shallow midline depression (4); shell surface without obvious ornamentation (5); most neurals elongate hexagonal with short anterolateral sides (6); peripherals very broad (7); vertebral scutes extremely broad, and second and third vertebrals with width being nearly three times length (8); pleural scutes narrow (9); all marginals narrow, lateral marginal scutes extremely narrow (10); plastron broad and sutured to carapace (11); anterior border of plastron slightly notched andmade of a pair of weak intergular projections (12); one pair of mesoplastra present, which is narrowed in the midline and included mostly in the abdominal scute except laterally (13); epiplastron with very short midline contact (14) and long posterolateral process (15); entoplastron small and triangular and not reaching the anterior plastral margin (16); one pair of intergulars extending onto the entoplastron (17); anal scute included in the xiphiplastron (18); four inframarginals (19). Differs from Bashuchelys by the characters 1–3, 7–10, 12, 15, 16 and 18. Differs from Protoxinjiangchelys and Chuannanchelys by characters 2–4, 7, 10, 12, 14–18. Differs from Kayentachelys and Indochelys by characters 1–3, 6, 7, 10, 13–16.