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Eosphargis gigas

Reptilia - Testudines - Dermochelyidae

Taxonomy
Chelone gigas was named by Owen (1880). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is London Clay, Isle of Sheppey turtles, which is in a Ypresian marine claystone in the London Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

It was recombined as Eosphargis gigas by Owen (1861), Lydekker (1889), Dollo (1909), Swinton (1934) and Weems (2014).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1861Eosphargis gigas Owen
1880Chelone gigas Owen
1889Eosphargis gigas Lydekker pp. 239-241
1909Eosphargis gigas Dollo p. 110
1934Eosphargis gigas Swinton p. 75
1963Anglocetus beatsoni Tarlo pp. 320-321 fig. 1
1967Anglocetus beatsoni Harland et al. p. 774
2014Eosphargis gigas Weems

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
PancryptodiraJoyce et al. 2004
superfamilyChelonioidea
familyDermochelyidaeLydekker 1889
genusEosphargisLydekker 1889
speciesgigas(Owen 1880)

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