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Oertelia gigantea

Reptilia - Testudines - Toxochelyidae

Discussion

Holotype: lost skull remains described and figured by Oertel (1914); lectotype: trunk vertebra GZG V 5000

Taxonomy
Toxochelys gigantea was named by Oertel (1914). It is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Oertelia.

It was considered a nomen dubium by Nicholls (1988); it was recombined as Oertelia gigantea by Karl et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1914Toxochelys gigantea Oertel
1953Toxochelys gigantea Zangerl p. 260
2012Oertelia gigantea 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
familyToxochelyidaeBaur 1895
subfamilyLophochelyinae
genusOertelia
speciesgigantea(Oertel 1914)

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