Dermochelyidae Article

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Dermochelyidae
Temporal range:
Late Cretaceous- Holocene, 84–0  Ma
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Stralsund, Germany, Meeresmuseum, Risenschildkröte (2006-10-23).JPG
Dermochelys is the only living representative of the leatherback turtles.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Clade: Dermochelyoidae
Family: Dermochelyidae
Fitzinger, 1843 [1]
Genera

See text.

Synonyms [1]
  • Sphargidae Gray, 1825
  • Dermatochelydae Fitzinger, 1843
  • Athecae Cope, 1871
  • Athecata Lydekker, 1889
  • Dermochelyidae Lydekker, 1889

Dermochelyidae is a family of turtles which has seven extinct genera and one extant genus, including the largest living sea turtles.

Classification of known genera

The following list of dermochelyid species was published by Hirayama and Tong in 2003, unless otherwise noted. [2]

Hypothetical reconstruction of Psephophorus terrypratchetti

References

  1. ^ a b Rhodin 2011, p. 000.174
  2. ^ Hirayama, R.; Tong, H. (2003). "Osteopygis (Testudines: Cheloniidae) from the Lower Tertiary of the Ouled Abdoun phosphate basin, Morocco". Palaeontology. 46 (5): 845–856. doi: 10.1111/1475-4983.00322.
  3. ^ Bardet, N.; Jalil, N. E.; De Lapparent De Broin, F.; Germain, D.; Lambert, O.; Amaghzaz, M. (2013). Viriot, Laurent, ed. "A Giant Chelonioid Turtle from the Late Cretaceous of Morocco with a Suction Feeding Apparatus Unique among Tetrapods". PLoS ONE. 8 (7): e63586. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063586. PMC  3708935. PMID  23874378.
  4. ^ a b "Natural history of seas turtles: paleontologic history" (PDF): 21–2.

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