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Testudinoidea is a superfamily within the suborder Cryptodira of the order Testudines. It includes the pond turtles (Family: Emydidae), Asian turtles (Family: Geoemydidae), the monotypic big-headed turtle (Family: Platysternidae), and the tortoises (Family: Testudinidae).

Testudinoidea
Midland painted turtle.jpg
Midland painted turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) a species of the family Emydidae in the Testudinoidea superfamily
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Clade: Polycryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Fitzinger, 1826[1]
Type species
Testudo graeca
Linnaeus, 1758
Families
A phylogenetic tree showing the relationship between the extant families of turtles within the superfamily of Testudinoidea. The four primary families within the superfamily of Testudinoidea are Emydidae, Geoemydidae, Platysternidae, and Testudinidae. The family of Emydidae is further subdivided into the subfamilies of Dierochelyinae and Emydinae. The family of Geoemydidae is further subdivided into Geoemydinae and Rhinoclemmydinae.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rhodin 2011, p. 000.178
Bibliography
  • Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley; Roger, Bour (2011-12-31). "Turtles of the world, 2011 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status" (PDF). Chelonian Research Monographs. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-22.