Pelochelys cantorii

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Pelochelys cantorii


Taxonavigation: Trionychoidea 

Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Stem: Parareptilia
Stem: Procolophonomorpha
Stem: Procolophonia
Stem: Pareiasauroidea
Stem: Pareiasauria
Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Trionychoidea

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


Pelochelys cantorii Gray, 1864

  • Type: BMNH (holotype), "Malacca" (= Melaka, 02º 12'N; 102º 15'E; in West Malaysia).
  • Etymology: named after the Danish physician, zoologist and botanist Theodore Edward Cantor, who first described this species.


  • Pelochelys cantoris Boulenger, 1889 (nomen subst. pro P. cantorii)
  • Pelochelys cantoris Baur, 1891: 446
  • Pelochelys cantori De Rooij, 1915: 331
  • Pelochelys cantorii Cox et al., 1998: 136
  • Pelochelys cantorii McCord & Joseph-ouni, 2003


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