Ctenochelys stenoporus Hay 1905 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pancheloniidae

Alternative combination: Toxochelys stenoporus

Synonym: Toxochelys bauri Wieland 1905

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1905. A revision of the species of the family of fossil turtles called Toxochelyidae, with descriptions of two new species of Toxochelys and a new species of Porthochelys. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21(10):177-185

Belongs to Ctenochelys according to A. D. Gentry 2017

See also Hay 1905, Karl and Nyhuis 2012, Matzke 2007, Wieland 1905 and Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: Ctenochelys acris, Ctenochelys tennuitesta

Type specimens:

  • Ctenochelys stenoporus: YPM-1786
  • Toxochelys bauri: YPM-1786. Its type locality is Gove County (PROXY), which is in a Turonian/Santonian terrestrial horizon in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore


• Paleocene of Denmark (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1), United States (1: Kansas)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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