Euclastes platyops Cope 1870 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pancheloniidae

Alternative combinations: Lytoloma platyops, Rhetechelys platyops

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1870. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part II. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:105-235

Belongs to Euclastes according to N.-E. Jalil et al. 2009

See also Cope 1870, Hay 1902, Hay 1908 and Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: Euclastes acutirostris, Euclastes coahuilaensis, Euclastes melii, Euclastes meridionalis, Euclastes wielandi, Erquelinnesia molaria

Type specimen: ANSP specimen, a skull. Its type locality is Hurffville, which is in a Paleocene marine horizon in the Vincentown Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Paleocene of United States (2: New Jersey)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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