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Geochelone (Chelonoidis)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1835Geochelone (Chelonoidis) Fitzinger
1993Chelonoidis de Broin and de la Fuente p. 10
1994Chelonoidis de la Fuente
2009Chelonoidis Franz and Franz
2009Chelonoidis Manzano et al.
2010Chelonioidis Riff et al.
2011Chelonoidis Souberlich and de la Fuente
2013Chelonoidis Zacarias et al.
2014Chelonoidis de la Fuente et al.
2014Chelonoidis van Dijk et al.
2015Chelonoidis Cadena et al.
2015Chelonoidis Rhodin et al.
2017Chelonoidis Turvey et al.
2017Chelonoidis marcanoi Turvey et al. p. 4 figs. 2-6
2018Chelonoidis Albury et al.
2018Chelonoidis Vlachos
2018Chelonoidis 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
suborderCryptodira
Pantestudinoidea
superfamilyTestudinoidea
Pantestudinidae
familyTestudinidaeBatsch 1788
subgenusGeochelone (Chelonoidis)
subgenusChelonoidis

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. S. de la Fuente et al. 2018Neotropical tortoises diagnosed by a collapse of the foramen nervi glossopharyngei onto the fenestra postotica, and anterior reduction of the inner dentary crest in the cranium; carapace without cervical scute, first neural hexagonal with short postero-lateral sides (subject to variation), contact between pleural 3 and marginal 6, large entoplastron, pectoral scutes in the plastron narrower in the midline and antero-posteriorly expanded toward the marginal scutes, and loss of isolated spur corneous.