Peritresius Cope 1870 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pancheloniidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1870. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part II. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:105-235

Parent taxon: Pancheloniidae according to A. D. Gentry et al. 2018

See also Berry 1937, Berry and Lynn 1936, Carroll 1988, Cope 1870, Cope 1884, Hay 1902, Sepkoski 2002 and Weems 1988

Sister taxa: Argillochelys, Australobaena, Carolinochelys, Ctenochelyidae, Euclastes, Prionochelys, Procolpochelys

Subtaxa: Peritresius martini Peritresius ornatus

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Type: Chelone ornata

Ecology: aquatic omnivore


• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of United States (24: Alabama, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina)

Total: 26 collections including 28 occurrences

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