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Uluops uluops

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Uluops uluops was named by Carpenter and Bakker (1990). Its type specimen is CPS 100, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Main Breakfast Bench Quarry, which is in a Tithonian deltaic sandstone/mudstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1990Uluops uluops Carpenter and Bakker pp. 3-4
2019Uluops uluops Joyce and Anquetin

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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
superfamilyBaenoidea
genusUluops
speciesuluops

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
W. G. Joyce and J. Anquetin 2019Uluops uluops can be diagnosed as a paracryptodire by the full list of cranial characters listed for that clade above. Uluops uluops can readily be differentiated from Dorsetochelys typocardium, Glyptops ornatus, and Pleurosternon bullockii by having a notably short and high skull, from Compsemys victa by lacking an expanded secondary palate and a median tomial hook, and from baenids by lacking accessory triturating ridges and expanded prefrontal lappets.