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Suborder Cryptodira Cope 1868 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

PaleoDB taxon number: 37622

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. On the origin of genera. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 20:242-300

Parent taxon: Testudines according to J. R. Bourque et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Amphichelydia, Apertotemporalis, Apholidemys, Asturichelys, Athecae, Casichelydia, Chelone obovata, Chelone sopita, Cryptrodiramorpha, Euclastochelys, Euclastochelys interrupta, Haichemydidae, Larachelus, Meiolania damelipi, Pancryptodira, Panpleurodira, Paracryptodira, Platychelone, Platychelone emarginata, Plesiochelydiae, Pleurodira, Podocnemis lata, Proganochelydia, Senonemys suemegensis, Sokotochelys, Tacuarembemys, Temnoclemmys cordiformis, Thalassochelydia, Thecophora, Trionychidae, Trionyx fuchienensis, Trionyx tshelkarensis, Protemys, Oligochelone, Chelycarapookidae, Padiochelys, Chelonoides, Pachychelys, Episcopopus, Chelonipus, Tomochelone, Yaxartemys, Glaucochelone, Halmyrachelidae, Pseudosphargis, Chelonichnium, Metachelydia, Marina, Terrestria, Cryptodiramorpha, Paludinosa, Fluvialia

Subtaxa: Adocusia, Bashuchelyidae, Carettochelyoidea, Charitonyx tajanikolaevae, Chelonemydidae, Chelydroidea, Chersidae, Chitracephalus, Cryptoderinea, Dermatochelydidae, Dermochelyoidea, Durocryptodira, Eucryptodira, Galvechelone, Glyptopidae, Glyptopsidae, Indochelyidae, Kallokibotioninae, Kayentachelyidae, Kinosternia, Kinosternoidae, Meiolanidae, Panchelonioidea, Pantestudinoidea, Pantrionychia, Platysternoidea, Polysternum, Selmacryptodira, Trionychia, Trionychoidea

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Ecology: aquatic omnivore