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Bairdemys winklerae

Reptilia - Testudines

Discussion

for Jasmin D. Winkler in recognition of her contributions to Bairdemys systematics.

Taxonomy
Bairdemys winklerae was named by Gaffney et al. (2008). Its type specimen is AMU-CURS 98, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is El Picache, which is in a Miocene fluvial-deltaic claystone/sandstone in the Urumaco Formation of Venezuela.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2008Bairdemys winklerae Gaffney
2008Bairdemys winklerae Gaffney et al.
2010Bairdemys winklerae Sanchez-Villagra and Scheyer
2013Bairdemys winklerae Weems and Knight p. 290
2014Bairdemys winklerae 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
specieswinklerae

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
E. S. Gaffney et al. 2008A species of Bairdemysdiffering from all other Bairdemysspecies in having an elongate, narrow snout with the labial ridge concave in ventral view, and a wide basisphenoid-quadrate contact; also differs from B. hartsteini in having a larger skull and no premaxil- lary notch; also differs from B. venezuelensis in having a narrower skull, a wider posterior triturating surface, no premaxillary notch, and a longer midline pterygoid contact; also differs from B. sanchezi in having a larger skull, a larger, anteriorly wider, basisphenoid, and a less extensive temporal and cheek emargination.