Bothremys cooki Leidy 1865 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Alternative combination: Bothremys cookii

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1865. Cretaceous reptiles of the United States. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 192:1-135

Belongs to Bothremys according to E. S. Gaffney et al. 2006

See also Gaffney et al. 2009, Gaffney et al. 2009, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Leidy 1865 and Rabi et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Bothremys arabicus, Bothremys kellyi, Bothremys maghrebiana

Type specimen: AMNH 2521, a skull (skull and jaws). Its type locality is Barnsboro "greensand" (Navesink), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine sandstone in the Navesink Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (4: New Jersey, North Carolina collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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