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Bashuchelys youngi

Reptilia - Testudines - Bashuchelyidae

Taxonomy
Bashuchelys youngi was named by Tong et al. (2012). Its type specimen is ZDM 3007 (field number ZDM 1), a partial shell (a shell with articulated damaged carapace and almost complete plastron), 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.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Bashuchelys youngi Tong et al. pp. 679-682 fig. 3

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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
speciesyoungi

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. zigongensis in the mesoplastron being strongly narrowed in the middle and mostly included in the abdominal scute, except laterally