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Allopleuron lipsiensis

Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae

Taxonomy
Allopleuron lipsiensis was named by Karl (2007). Its type specimen is PMUL ES [no number], a shell (carapace posterior up pleural III), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Espenhain/Sachsen, which is in a MP 22 marine horizon in the Bohlen Formation of Germany.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Allopleuron lipsiensis Karl p. 49 figs. plate 9, figure 2
2012Allopleuron lipsiensis Karl 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
PancryptodiraJoyce et al. 2004
superfamilyChelonioidea
familyCheloniidaeBonaparte 1832
subfamilyAllopleuroninae
genusAllopleuronBaur 1888
specieslipsiensis

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
H.-V. Karl 2007Allopleuroninae. No keel elements present. Very large peripheral fontanelles in the carapace, free costae longer than pleural plate, lateral peripherals not as strongly as in A. hofmanni; humerus with short processus radialis (lateralis) and fascia; alveolar surface of the dental simple, without vertical differentiation, symphysis short and without cavern.