Lophochelys venatrix Zangerl 1953 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Toxochelyidae

Full reference: R. Zangerl. 1953. The vertebrate fauna of the Selma Formation of Alabama. Part IV. The turtles of the family Toxochelyidae. Fieldiana: Geology Memoirs 3(4):145-277

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

See also Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: Lophochelys natatrix, Lophochelys niobrarae

Type specimen: CNHM P27355, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Moore Brothers Farm, which is in a Santonian carbonate limestone in Alabama.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (2: Alabama collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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