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Reptilia - Testudines - Eurysternidae
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|J. Anquetin et al. 2017||Representatives of the Thalassochelydia are currently diagnosed relative to other turtles by the following derived characters: presence of a long posteroventral process of the parietal that forms the posterior margin of the foramen nervi trigemini and excludes the prootic from that foramen, and the development of a ventrally infolding ridge on the posterior surface of the processus articularis of the quadrate. The presence of three cervical scutes is probably also a diagnostic feature of the group.|