Puppigerus camperi Gray 1831 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae

Alternative combinations: Emys camperi, Lytoloma camperi

Synonyms: Chelone acuticeps Owen 1849, Chelone longiceps Owen 1841, Chelone trigoniceps Owen 1849, Emys parkinsonii Gray 1831, Lytoloma longiceps Owen 1841, Lytoloma trigoniceps Owen 1849, Puppigerus longiceps Owen 1841, Puppigerus nessovi Averianov 2005, Puppigerus trigoniceps Owen 1849

Belongs to Puppigerus according to R. T. J. Moody 1974

See also Averianov 2005, Cope 1870, Dollo 1909, Lydekker 1889, Moody 1971, Owen 1842 and Tong et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Puppigerus breviceps, Puppigerus crassicostata, Puppigerus grandaevus, Puppigerus parvisecta

Type specimens:

  • Puppigerus camperi: I.R.S.N.B. 1687/R.4. Its type locality is Bruxelles Sands (Sables d'Bruxelles) - Bruxelles Formation, which is in a Lutetian coastal sandstone in the Bruxelles Formation of Belgium.
  • Chelone acuticeps:
  • Emys parkinsonii:
  • Lytoloma trigoniceps:
  • Puppigerus longiceps: Its type locality is London Clay, Isle of Sheppey turtles, which is in a Ypresian marine claystone in the London Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Puppigerus nessovi: ZIN PH 1/46, a mandible. Its type locality is Dzheroi 2, which is in a Bartonian marine sandstone in Uzbekistan.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of Austria (1 collection), Belgium (2), Morocco (1), United States (2: Maryland , Virginia)

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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