Lophochelys Zangerl 1953 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Toxochelyidae

Full reference: R. Zangerl. 1953. The vertebrate fauna of the Selma Formation of Alabama. Part IV. The turtles of the family Toxochelyidae. Fieldiana: Geology Memoirs 3(4):145-277

Parent taxon: Lophochelyinae according to R. E. Weems 2014

See also Carroll 1988, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Weems 1988 and Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: Neurochelys, Oertelia

Subtaxa: Lophochelys natatrix Lophochelys niobrarae Lophochelys venatrix

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Type: Lophochelys natatrix

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: Maryland collection)

• Cretaceous of Canada (10: Alberta), United States (4: Alabama, Kansas, Wyoming)

Total: 15 collections including 16 occurrences

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