Agomphus oxysternum Cope 1877 (mud turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternoidea

Alternative combination: Amphiemys oxysternum

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1877. On a new species of Adocidae from the Tertiary of Georgia. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 17(100):82-84

Belongs to Agomphus according to W. G. Joyce and J. R. Bourque 2016

See also Cope 1877, Hay 1902 and Hay 1908

Sister taxa: Agomphus alabamensis, Agomphus pectoralis

Type specimen: Geological Survey of Georgia specimen, a partial shell (plastron and anterior half of carapace). Its type locality is Amphiemys oxysternum type locality, near Montezuma, which is in a Paleocene marine limestone in the Midway Formation of Georgia.

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore

Distribution: found only at Amphiemys oxysternum type locality, near Montezuma

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