Cheloniidae

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Cheloniid sea turtles
Temporal range: Paleocene-Holocene, 58–0Ma
A green sea turtle, a species of the family Cheloniidae, swimming over coral reefs in Kona, Hawaii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines (=Chelonii)
Suborder: Cryptodira
Clade: Pancheloniidae
Family: Cheloniidae
Oppel, 18111
Type species
Testudo mydas
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms1
  • Chelonii - Oppel 1811
  • Cheloniadae - Gray 1825
  • Carettidae - Gray 1825
  • Mydae - Ritgen 1828
  • Chelonidae - Bonaparte 1832
  • Cheloniidae - Cope 1868

The Cheloniidae are a family of sea turtles belonging to the sea turtle superfamily Chelonioidea. It was named by Nicolaus Michael Oppel in 1811.1

Classification

Extant genera

Cladogram

Below is a cladogram showing the phylogenetic relationships of living and extinct sea turtles in the family Cheloniidae based on Lynch and Parham (2003)2 and Parham and Pyenson (2010).3

Pancheloniidae (=Cheloniidae sensu lato

Toxochelys




Mexichelys




Lophochleyinae




Euclastes




Argillochelys



Eochelone





Erquelinnesla



Pacifichelys





Puppigerus


 Cheloniidae (sensu stricto

Syllomus




Procolpochelys




Chelonia mydas



Natator depressus





Eretmochelys imbricata


 Carettini 
 Lepidochelys 

Lepidochelys kempii



Lepidochelys olivacea




Caretta caretta













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