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Bairdemys venezuelensis

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Podocnemis venezuelensis was named by Wood and Diaz (1971). Its type specimen is VF 1176, a shell (carapace), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Capa de Tortugas/Corralito, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Urumaco Formation of Venezuela.

It was recombined as Bairdemys venezuelensis by Gaffney and Wood (2002), Riff et al. (2010), Sanchez-Villagra and Scheyer (2010), Weems and Knight (2013) and de la Fuente et al. (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Podocnemis venezuelensis Wood and Diaz
2002Bairdemys venezuelensis Gaffney and Wood p. 4
2010Bairdemys venezuelensis Riff et al.
2010Bairdemys venezuelensis Sanchez-Villagra and Scheyer
2013Bairdemys venezuelensis Weems and Knight p. 290
2014Bairdemys venezuelensis de la Fuente et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderPleurodira
superfamilyPelomedusoidesBroin 1988
superfamilyPodocnemidoidea
Podocnemidae()
subtribeStereogenyina
genusBairdemys
speciesvenezuelensis()

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: freshwaterf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticf
Diet: herbivoref
Diet 2: carnivoref
Reproduction: oviparousf
Created: 2005-08-26 14:35:35
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:35:35
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Uetz 2005, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Burdigalian to the top of the Late/Upper Miocene or 20.44000 to 5.33300 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Venezuela (Falcon) Podocnemis venezuelensis (43063)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Venezuela (Falcon) Bairdemys venezuelensis (147464)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Venezuela (Falcón) Podocnemis venezuelensis (type locality: 183009)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Venezuela Bairdemys venezuelensis (92751)