Atlantochelys Agassiz 1849 (leatherback)

Reptilia - Testudines - Dermochelyidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1849. Remarks on crocodiles of the green sand of New Jersey and on Atlantochelys. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 4:169-169

Parent taxon: Sphargididae according to J. Leidy 1873

See also Hay 1902 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Arabemys, Chelonia californiensis, Dermochelyinae, Egyptemys, Eosphargis, Maorichelys, Mesodermochelys, Natemys, Psephophorus, Turgaiscapha, Sphargis

Subtaxa: Atlantochelys mortoni

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Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore

Distribution: found only at Monmouth Brooks (Atlantochelys mortoni type locality) (Cretaceous of New Jersey)

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