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

Walter G. Joyce, Jérémy Anquetin, Edwin Alberto Cadena, Julien Claude, Igor G. Danilov, Serjoscha W. Evers, Gabriel S. Ferreira, Andrew D. Gentry, Georgios L. Georgalis, Tyler R. Lyson, Adán Pérez-García, Márton Rabi, Juliana Sterli, Natasha S. Vitek, James F. Parham

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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 extinct and extant 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.

Translated title of the contributionUna nomenclatura para tortugas fósiles y actuales usando nombres de clados filogeneticamente definidos
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages45
JournalSwiss Journal of Palaeontology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 9 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Palaeontology


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