Peritresius ornatus Leidy 1856 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pancheloniidae

Alternative combination: Chelone ornata

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notice of remains of extinct turtles of New Jersey, collected by Prof. Cook, of the State Geological Survey, under the direction of Dr. W. Kitchell. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:301-327

Belongs to Peritresius according to C. T. Berry and W. G. Lynn 1936

See also Cope 1870, Hay 1902 and Leidy 1856

Sister taxon: Peritresius martini

Ecology: aquatic omnivore


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

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of United States (23: Alabama, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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