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Sokotochelys Halstead, 1979 †

11935658  (urn:lsid:irmng.org:taxname:11935658)

uncertain > nomen dubium (type material inadequate)
Genus
marine, brackish, terrestrial
fossil only
Halstead, L. B. (1979). A taxonomic note on new fossil turtles. <em>Nigerian Field Monographs.</em> 1: 48-49. [details]   
Taxonomic remark From Gaffney et al., 2006: ... the genus and its two species are undiagnosable. Unfortunately, Antunes and Broin (1988),...  
Taxonomic remark From Gaffney et al., 2006: ... the genus and its two species are undiagnosable. Unfortunately, Antunes and Broin (1988), Broin (1988), Lapparent de Broin and Werner (1998), and Lapparent de Broin (2000a) chose to recognize ‘‘Sokotochelys’’ as a bothremydid and include it in comparisons with other bothremydids, based apparently on imaginative interpretations of the figures in Halstead (1979a) and Walker (1979). There is no objective basis for including these taxa in the Bothremydidae. [details]
IRMNG (2024). Sokotochelys Halstead, 1979 †. Accessed at: https://irmng.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=11935658 on 2024-06-16
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original description Halstead, L. B. (1979). A taxonomic note on new fossil turtles. <em>Nigerian Field Monographs.</em> 1: 48-49. [details]   

basis of record Gaffney, E.S.; Tong, H.; Meylan, P.A. (2006). Evolution of the side-necked turtles: the families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. <em>Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.</em> 300: 1-698., available online at https://doi.org/10.1206/0003-0090(2006)300[1:EOTSTT]2.0.CO;2 [details]   

status source Gaffney, E.S.; Tong, H.; Meylan, P.A. (2006). Evolution of the side-necked turtles: the families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. <em>Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.</em> 300: 1-698., available online at https://doi.org/10.1206/0003-0090(2006)300[1:EOTSTT]2.0.CO;2 [details]   

verified source for family Gaffney, E.S.; Tong, H.; Meylan, P.A. (2006). Evolution of the side-necked turtles: the families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. <em>Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.</em> 300: 1-698., available online at https://doi.org/10.1206/0003-0090(2006)300[1:EOTSTT]2.0.CO;2 [details]   

name verified source Gaffney, E.S.; Tong, H.; Meylan, P.A. (2006). Evolution of the side-necked turtles: the families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. <em>Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.</em> 300: 1-698., available online at https://doi.org/10.1206/0003-0090(2006)300[1:EOTSTT]2.0.CO;2 [details]   

extant flag source Gaffney, E.S.; Tong, H.; Meylan, P.A. (2006). Evolution of the side-necked turtles: the families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. <em>Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.</em> 300: 1-698., available online at https://doi.org/10.1206/0003-0090(2006)300[1:EOTSTT]2.0.CO;2 [details]   

habitat flag source Gaffney, E.S.; Tong, H.; Meylan, P.A. (2006). Evolution of the side-necked turtles: the families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. <em>Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.</em> 300: 1-698., available online at https://doi.org/10.1206/0003-0090(2006)300[1:EOTSTT]2.0.CO;2 [details]   
From other sources
Taxonomic remark From Gaffney et al., 2006: ... the genus and its two species are undiagnosable. Unfortunately, Antunes and Broin (1988), Broin (1988), Lapparent de Broin and Werner (1998), and Lapparent de Broin (2000a) chose to recognize ‘‘Sokotochelys’’ as a bothremydid and include it in comparisons with other bothremydids, based apparently on imaginative interpretations of the figures in Halstead (1979a) and Walker (1979). There is no objective basis for including these taxa in the Bothremydidae. [details]

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