Phylogenetic systematics of chelonioid sea turtles

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Abstract

Chelonioid sea turtles (Order Testudinata; Superfamily Chelonioidea) first appear in the early Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian). Their long fossil record is excellent compared to most marine tetrapods. Nonetheless, there has been no inclusive attempt to provide an analysis of cladistic relationships among this group. In this paper, a chelonioid classification is proposed, based on 76 characters among 20 fossil and six living well represented genera. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-284
Number of pages15
JournalIsland Arc
Volume3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Phylogenetic systematics of chelonioid sea turtles. / Hirayama, Ren.

In: Island Arc, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1994, p. 270-284.

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