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Athecae (disused)

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Athecae was named as a suborder. It is extant.

It was corrected as Athecata by Lydekker (1889); it was reranked as the order Athecae by Roxo (1937).

It was assigned to Testudinata by Cope (1871) and Cope (1875); to Testudinata by Lydekker (1889); to Chelonia by Andrews (1906); to Testudines by Hay (1908); and to Testudinata by Roxo (1937).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1871Athecae Cope p. 235
1875Athecae Cope p. 16
1889Athecata Lydekker p. 223
1906Athecae Andrews p. 275
1908Athecae Hay p. 43
1937Athecae Roxo p. 43

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
RankNameAuthor
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderAthecae
suborderAthecae

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
O. P. Hay 1908Turtles which retain the primitive dermal armor, with at least traces of the suhdermai expansions connected with the ribs.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:15:35
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009
Collections
No collection or age range data are available