Plastomenus Cope 1873 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantrionychidae

Parent taxon: Plastomenidae according to N. S. Vitek and W. G. Joyce 2015

See also Bryant 1989, Carroll 1988, Estes 1976, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Hutchison 1992, Hutchison 2009, Lichtig and Lucas 2015 and Lydekker 1889

Sister taxa: Aspideretoides, Atoposemys, Helopanoplia, Hutchemys

Subtaxa: Plastomenus thomasii

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Type: Trionyx thomasii

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Eocene of United States (11: North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of United States (8: Montana, Utah, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of United States (7: Arizona, Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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