Pelochelys bibroni

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Taxonavigation: Trionychoidea 

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
Division: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Trionychoidea

Familia: Trionychidae
Subfamilia: Trionychinae
Genus: Pelochelys
Species: Pelochelys bibroni


Pelochelys bibroni (Owen, 1853)

  • Type locality: "Australia" (probably in error fide KING & BURKE 1989). Restricted to Laloki River, Astrolabe Range, 65 km from its entry into Redscar bay, Central District, Papua New Guinea, by Webb 1995.
  • Type: BMNH (holotype), "Malacca" (= Melaka, 02º 12'N 102º 15'E; in West Malaysia). Types no longer in existence. Neotypes: AMS 3425, AMS 3426, AMS 131315 (designated by WEBB 1995)
  • Etymology: bibroni: named after the French zoologist and herpetologist Gabriel Bibron.



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