Synonym: Prionochelys galeotergum Zangerl 1953
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
Sister taxon: Prionochelys nauta
- Prionochelys matutina: CNHM P27561, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Moore Brothers Farm, which is in a Santonian carbonate limestone in Alabama.
- Prionochelys galeotergum: CNHM PR125, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Smoky Hill breaks, which is in a Turonian/Santonian marine horizon in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.
Ecology: aquatic omnivore
• Cretaceous of United States (11: Alabama collections)
Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence
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