A nomenclature for fossil and living turtles using phylogenetically defined clade names

Walter G. Joyce, Jeremy Anquetin, Edwin Alberto Cadena Rueda, Julien Claude, Igor Danilov, Serjoscha Evers, Gabriel Ferreira, Andrew Gentry, Georgios Georgalis, Tyler Lyson, Adán Pérez-García, Marton Rabi, Juliana Sterli, Natasha Vitek, James Parham

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Abstract

Over the last 25 years, researchers, mostly paleontologists, have developed a system of rank-free, phylogenetically-defined names for the primary clades of turtles. As these names are not considered established by the PhyloCode, the newly created nomenclatural system that governs the naming of clades, we take the opportunity to convert the vast majority of previously defined clade names for fossil and living turtles into this new nomenclatural framework. Some previously defined names are converted with minor adjustments. We also define a number of new clade names to close apparent nomenclatural gaps. In total, we establish 113 clade names, of which 79 had already received phylogenetic definitions and 34 are new.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSwiss Journal of Palaeontology
StateAccepted/In press - Nov 19 2020

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