Chelosphargis advena Hay 1908 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Alternative combination: Protostega advena

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1908. The fossil turtles of North America. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 75:1-568

Belongs to Chelosphargis according to J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones 1981

See also Hay 1908, Wieland 1909 and Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: KUVP 1209, a partial skeleton (plastron, twelve marginalia, two or three neuralia, and portions of two costal plates). Its type locality is Niobrara, which is in a Senonian marine chalk in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (4: Alabama, Kansas collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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