Psephophorus von Meyer 1847 (leatherback)

Reptilia - Testudines - Dermochelyidae

Parent taxon: Dermochelyidae according to M. Delfino et al. 2013

See also Andrews 1906, Carroll 1988, de la Fuente et al. 1995, Dodd and Morgan 1992, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Hirayama 1995, Joyce et al. 2004, Karl 2007, Köhler 1995, Lynch and Parham 2003, Sepkoski 2002, Weems 1988 and Zug 2001

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

Subtaxa: Psephophorus calvertensis Psephophorus polygonus Psephophorus pseudostracion Psephophorus rupeliensis Psephophorus scaldii Psephophorus terrypratchetti

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Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of France (1 collection), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Denmark (1), Italy (2), Slovakia (1), United States (5: California, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Belgium (2), Germany (3), United States (2: California, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Egypt (1), New Zealand (3)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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