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Craspedochelys

Reptilia - Testudines - Plesiochelyidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1870Emys dollfusii Lennier
1873Craspedochelys Rütimeyer p. 86
1937Plesiochelys normandica Bergounioux
1965Craspedochelys Bräm p. 135
1988Craspedochelys Carroll
1996Thalassemys dollfusii Lapparent de Broin et al. p. 536
1996Craspedochelys Lapparent de Broin et al. p. 557
2014Craspedochelys Anquetin et al.
2017Craspedochelys Anquetin et al.
2017Craspedochelys Perez-Garcia 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
familyPlesiochelyidaeRütimeyer 1873
genusCraspedochelys

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. 2017Craspedochelys can be diagnosed as a “plesiochelyid” by the full list of shell characters provided for that taxon above: presence of a high dorsum sellae that does not overhang the sellae turcica, the placement of the foramina anterius canalis carotici cerebralis more anterior than the level of the dorsum sellae, the exclusion of the epipterygoid from the anterior margin of the foramen nervi trigemini (also in Jurassichelon oleronensis), a relatively large size (carapace length 400 to 550 mm), the lack of carapacial fontanelles in adults, an osseous bridge, and, at most, a central plastral fontanelle.