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Ninjemys

Reptilia - Meiolaniidae

Discussion

ETYMOLOGY: Ninja, in allusion to that totally rad, fearsome foursome epitomizing shelled success; emys, turtle.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1992Ninjemys Gaffney p. 5
1996Ninjemys Gaffney
2012Ninjemys Anquetin p. 34 fig. 10
2013Ninjemys Sterli and de la Fuente
2014Ninjemys de la Fuente et al.
2015Ninjemys Rhodin et al.
2015Ninjemys Sterli
2015Ninjemys Sterli et al.

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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
Meiolaniformes
familyMeiolaniidaeLydekker 1887
genusNinjemys

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
J. Sterli 2015Ninjemys oweni can be diagnosed as a meiolaniid by the presence of a contact between quadratojugal and squamosal below cavum tympani, presence of accessory ridge on the triturating surface of the palate, presence of horns in the squamosal and the presence of a tail club and tail rings