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Bashuchelys

Reptilia - Testudines - Bashuchelyidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Bashuchelys Tong et al. p. 679

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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)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderCryptodira
familyBashuchelyidae
genusBashuchelys

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 genus of the Bashuchelyidae with shell length up to 250 mm; carapace elongate oval and low domed (1); 8 neurals (2); 2 suprapygals (3), the first larger and wider than the second (4); narrow first to third vertebrals (5); fourth vertebral scute twice as wide as it is long and notably wider than the third vertebral (6); anterior edge of the plastron with one anterior intergular projection and a pair of lateral gular projections (7); short epiplastra midline contact (8); entoplastron leaf-shaped with serrated posterolateral margins (9); one pair of intergulars extending deeply onto the entoplastron (10) (modified from Danilov & Parham, 2008). Differs from Chuannanchelys by characters 5–7, 9 and 10.