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Protochelydra zangerli

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Protochelydra zangerli was named by Erickson (1973). Its type specimen is SMM P72.34.20, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Wannagan Creek Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian mire/swamp shale in the Bullion Creek (Tongue River) Formation of North Dakota. It is the type species of Protochelydra.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1973Protochelydra zangerli Erickson pp. 1-16
2008Protochelydra zangerli Danilov and Parham
2013Protochelydra zangerli Brinkman
2016Protochelydra zangerli Joyce

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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
Chelydroidea()
PanchelydridaeJoyce et al. 2004
genusProtochelydraErickson 1973
specieszangerliErickson 1973

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
No diagnoses are available