Protostega marshii Wieland 1900 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Alternative combination: Archelon marshii

Full reference: G. R. Wieland. 1900. The skull, pelvis, and probable relationships of the huge turtles of the genus Archelon from the Fort Pierre Cretaceous of South Dakota. The American Journal of Science, series 4 9(52):237-251

Belongs to Protostega according to G. R. Wieland 1909

See also Hay 1902 and Wieland 1900

Sister taxa: Protostega eaglefordensis, Protostega gigas

Type specimen: YPM 294, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is east side, Cheyenne River, which is in a Campanian marine horizon in the Pierre Shale Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at east side, Cheyenne River

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