Dermochelyidae
Temporal range:
Late Cretaceous-Holocene, 84–0 Ma
Stralsund, Germany, Meeresmuseum, Risenschildkröte (2006-10-23).JPG
Leatherback turtles are the only living representative of the Dermochelys family.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Chelonioidea
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
Hypothetical reconstruction of Psephophorus terrypratchetti

Phylogeny

Evers et al. (2019):[4]

 Panchelonioidea 

Toxochelys

 †Protostegidae 

 Chelonioidea 

Corsochelys

Dermochelyidae

Nichollsemys

Allopleuron

Cheloniidae

Argillochelys

Procolpochelys

Eochelone

Puppigerus

Ctenochelys

Peritresius

Cabindachelys

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. ^ a b "Natural history of seas turtles: paleontologic history" (PDF): 21–2. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ Evers, Serjoscha W.; Barrett, Paul M.; Benson, Roger B. J. (2019-05-01). "Anatomy of Rhinochelys pulchriceps (Protostegidae) and marine adaptation during the early evolution of chelonioids". PeerJ. 7: e6811. doi:10.7717/peerj.6811. ISSN 2167-8359. PMC 6500378. PMID 31106054.

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