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Macrochelys stricta

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Chelydrops stricta was named by Matthew (1924). Its type specimen is AMNH 6297, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is East Surface Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Olcott Formation of Nebraska.

It was recombined as Macrochelys stricta by Hutchison (2008) and Joyce (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1924Chelydrops stricta Matthew
2008Macrochelys stricta Hutchison
2016Macrochelys stricta 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
speciesstricta()

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: Hemingfordian or 20.43000 to 15.97000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Hemingfordian20.43 - 15.97USA (Nebraska) Chelydrops stricta (type locality: 17904)