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Temnoclemmys mazedonica

Reptilia - Testudines - Geoemydidae

Discussion

Although the authors do not provide a specimen number, they state the specimen is deposited in the collections of the Museum of the Institute of Geology of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Beograd

Taxonomy
Temnoclemmys mazedonica was named by Pasic and Klincarski (1959). Its type specimen is (number not provided), a partial shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Stip, which is in an Eocene terrestrial mudstone in Macedonia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1959Temnoclemmys mazedonica Pasic and Klincarski p. 63 figs. 1-4

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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
Pantestudinoidea
superfamilyTestudinoidea
Pangeoemydidae
familyGeoemydidaeTheobald 1868
genusTemnoclemmysPomel 1847
speciesmazedonica

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
M. Pasic and V. Klincarski 1959(original in slavic and french) the shape of the anterior lobe of the plastron, the triangular gulars and the pattern of the sutures and sulci are the important characteristics that allow attribution of this specimen to the genus Temnoclemmys