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Jurassichelon moseri

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Thalassemys moseri was named by Bräm (1965). Its type specimen is NMS 9151 (holotype; formerly NMS 618), a partial shell (partial shell with only the medial part of the carapace preserved), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Limestone quarry within or around Solothurn, which is in a Kimmeridgian shallow subtidal limestone in the Reuchenette Formation of Switzerland.

It was synonymized subjectively with Plesiochelys solodurensis by Lapparent de Broin et al. (1996); it was considered a nomen dubium by Pérez-García (2015); it was recombined as Jurassichelon moseri by Anquetin et al. (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1965Thalassemys moseri Bräm p. 155 figs. Plate 8, figs 2-3
2008Thalassemys moseri Danilov and Parham
2008Thalassemys moseri Pérez-García et al.
2013Thalassemys moseri Pérez-García and Murelaga
2014Thalassemys moseri Anquetin et al.
2014Thalassemys moseri Perea et al.
2014Thalassemys moseri Puntener et al.
2017Jurassichelon moseri Anquetin 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)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
Thalassochelydia
genusJurassichelon
speciesmoseri()

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. Anquetin et al. 2017Jurassichelon moseri can be diagnosed as a representative of Jurassichelon by the full list of shell characters provided above for that taxon. Jurassichelon moseri differs from Jurassich- elon oleronensis by having thicker shell bones, wider lateral peripherals that are connected to the plastron by a sutural contact, absence of lateral plastral fontanelles, and a reduced, though sutural, midline contact of the plastral elements.