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Thescelus rapiens

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Thescelus rapiens was named by Hay (1908). Its type specimen is AMNH 6066, a partial shell (partially damaged shell), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is west of Chaco Canyon, Ojo Alamo (AMNH), which is in a Campanian terrestrial shale/sandstone in the Kirtland Formation of New Mexico.

It was synonymized subjectively with Thescelus insiliens by Gaffney (1972).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1908Thescelus rapiens Hay p. 97 figs. 91-92
2012Thescelus rapiens Sullivan et al.
2015Thescelus rapiens Joyce and Lyson

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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
Paracryptodira
Baenidae(Cope 1882)
genusThescelus
speciesrapiens

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