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Rionegrochelys

Reptilia - Testudines

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2017Rionegrochelys 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
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderPleurodira
Panchelidae
Chelidae(Gray 1825)
genusRionegrochelys

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. 2017Rionegrochelys caldieroi can be diagnosed as a panchelid pleurodire by the suturing of the pelvic girdle to the shell, the presence of a cervical scute, only one suprapygal bone, and vertebral scutes that are narrower than the pleural scutes. It shares with South American panchelids and Chelodina: vertebral 1 wider than vertebral 2 and axillary buttresses parallel or adjacent to costal rib 1.