Baptemys Leidy 1870 (mud turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternoidea

Synonyms: Gomphochelys Bourque et al. 2015, Notomorpha Cope 1872

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1870. [Remarks on Poikilopleuron valens, Clidastes intermedius, Macrosaurus proriger, Baptemys wyomingensis, and Emys stevensonianus]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 22(1):3-5

Parent taxon: Pandermatemys according to W. G. Joyce and J. R. Bourque 2016

See also Bourque et al. 2015, Carroll 1988, Cope 1872, Cope 1872, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Holroyd et al. 2001, Hutchison 1992, Joyce et al. 2004, Knauss et al. 2011, Leidy 1873 and Lichtig and Lucas 2015

Sister taxa: Agomphus, Dermatemydidae, Hoplochelys

Subtaxa: Baptemys garmanii Baptemys nanus Notomorpha garmanii Notomorpha gravis

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore-omnivore


• Eocene of United States (16: Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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