Megalochelys atlas

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Megalochelys atlas


Taxonavigation: Testudinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Division: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Testudinoidea

Familia: Testudinidae
Genus: †Megalochelys
Species: †Megalochelys atlas


Megalochelys atlas Falconer & Cautley 1837

    • Holotype: BMNH 40603
    • Type locality: Siwalik Hills, Indien, Celebes (Sulawesi).


  • Megalochelys siwalensis Falconer & Cautley 1837
    • Colossochelys atlas Falconer & Cautley 1844
    • Testudo atlas Lydekker 1889
    • Testudo margae Hooijer 1948
    • Megalochelys atlas TEWG 2015


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  • Lydekker, R. 1889. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural History). Part III.− Chelonia: 235 pp., 53 fig.; London.
  • Turtle Extinctions Working Group (Rhodin, A.G.J., Thomson, S., Georgalis, G., Karl, H.-V., Danilov, I.G., Takahashi, A., de la Fuente, M.S., Bourque, J.R., Delfino, M., Bour, R., Iverson, J.B., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P.). 2015. Turtles and tortoises of the world during the rise and global spread of humanity: first checklist and review of extinct Pleistocene and Holocene chelonians. Chelonian Research Monographs. 5(8):000e.1–66. Download