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Macrochelys auffenbergi (Auffenberg's snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Macroclemys auffenbergi was named by Dobie (1968). Its type specimen is UF 10992, a partial skeleton (associated carapace, plastron, skull, cervical vertebrae, and limb bones), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is McGehee Farm, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Alachua Formation of Florida.

It was recombined as Macrochelys auffenbergi by Hutchison (2008), Thomas et al. (2014) and Joyce (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1968Macroclemys auffenbergi Dobie
1978Macroclemys auffenbergi Whetstone p. 161
2008Macrochelys auffenbergi Hutchison
2014Macrochelys auffenbergi Thomas et al.
2016Macrochelys auffenbergi Joyce

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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
suborderCryptodira
Chelydroidea()
PanchelydridaeJoyce et al. 2004
Chelydridae()
genusMacrochelysGray 1856
speciesauffenbergi()

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
Body part: carapacef
Adult length: 100 to < 1000f
Grouping: solitaryf
Environment: freshwaterf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticf
Diet: piscivoref
Reproduction: oviparousf
Created: 2005-08-25 13:50:05
Modified: 2005-09-09 19:46:40
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Ernst and Barbour 1989, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Hemphillian or 10.30000 to 4.90000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Florida) Macroclemys auffenbergi (type locality: 18560)