Ctenochelys acris Zangerl 1953 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pancheloniidae

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 Ctenochelys according to A. D. Gentry 2017

See also Karl and Nyhuis 2012, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: Ctenochelys stenoporus, Ctenochelys tennuitesta

Type specimen: CNHM P27354, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Moore Brothers Farm, which is in a Santonian carbonate limestone in Alabama.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (4: Alabama collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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