Prionochelys Zangerl 1953 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pancheloniidae

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: Pancheloniidae according to A. D. Gentry 2018

See also Baird and Case 1966, Carroll 1988, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Weems 1988 and Zangerl 1953

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

Subtaxa: Prionochelys matutina Prionochelys nauta

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Ecology: aquatic omnivore


• Cretaceous of United States (16: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, New Jersey collections)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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