Lophochelys niobrarae 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 R. Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: Lophochelys natatrix, Lophochelys venatrix

Type specimen: CNHM UR1, a shell. Its type locality is The Pyramids, 1 mile north, which is in a Coniacian/Santonian carbonate limestone in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at The Pyramids, 1 mile north

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