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Sichuanchelys chowi

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Sichuanchelys chowi was named by Ye and Pi (1997). Its type specimen is ZDM 3014, a shell (a complete shell with articulated carapace and plastron; part of carapace surface damaged), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Dashanpu Dinosaur Quarry [Xiashaximiao Fm.], which is in an Oxfordian lacustrine sandstone/mudstone in the Shaximiao Formation of China. It is the type species of Sichuanchelys.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Sichuanchelys chowi Ye and Pi p. 182 figs. plate 1
2008Sichuanchelys chowi Brinkman et al. p. 37
2008Sichuanchelys chowi Danilov and Parham
2012Sichuanchelys chowi Tong et al. pp. 686-688 figs. 8-10
2017Sichuanchelys chowi 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
specieschowi

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. 2012Only species, same as for genus [Sichuanchelys]