Family Cheloniidae Bonaparte 1832 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae

Alternative spelling: Chelonidae

Parent taxon: Chelonioidea according to F. de Lapparent de Broin et al. 2014

See also Alroy 2006, Andrews 1906, Baur 1893, Cadena et al. 2012, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Dodd and Morgan 1992, Frank and Ramus 1996, Gadow 1898, Gaffney 1975, Grant-Mackie et al. 2011, Haidr and Acosta Hospitaleche 2017, Hay 1902, Hirayama 1998, Joyce et al. 2004, Karl 2007, Karl et al. 2012, Karl and Tichy 1999, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1966, Lydekker 1889, Lynch and Parham 2003, Matzke 2007, Mlynarski 1959, Myers et al. 2018, Owen 1842, Parmley et al. 2006, Parris et al. 2000, Stefano 1903, Thurmond and Jones 1981, van Dijk et al. 2014, Weems 1988, Zangerl 1960 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Catapleura, Cimochelys, Dermochelyidae, Dermochelyoidae, Desmatochelyidae, Kimurachelys, Nichollsemys, Pandermochelys, Pliochelys, Progonosaurus, Protostegidae, Toxochelyidae

Subtaxa: Allopleuroninae Ashleychelys Cabindachelys Caretta Carettinae Chelone Chelone acuticostata Chelone bellunensis Chelone gastaldii Chelone murua Chelone simonellii Chelone sismondai Chelone sordellii Chelone strobeli Chelonia Cheloniinae Chelyopsis Dollochelys Eochelone Eocheloniinae Eochelyinae Eretmochelyinae Eretmochelys Gigantatypus Itilochelys Lembonax Lytoloma Miocaretta Natator Osonachelus Pacifichelys Pliochelys derelicta Progonosaurus pertinax Puppigerus Syllominae Syllomus Tasbacka Thalassochelys Trachyaspis Zangerlchelys

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Oman (1), Papua New Guinea (1), United States (4: California, Florida)

• Pliocene of India (2), Italy (4), United States (4: California, Florida, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (6: Florida, Kansas, Louisiana)

• Miocene of Belgium (2), France (2), Italy (2), Japan (1), Malta (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Peru (2), Sri Lanka (2), Switzerland (1), United States (23: California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Azerbaijan (1), Belgium (1), Egypt (2), France (1), Germany (8), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (1), New Zealand (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), United States (6: California, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Austria (2), Belgium (6), Denmark (3), Egypt (1), Germany (3), Kazakhstan (3), Kyrgyzstan (1), Morocco (1), New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (5), Tunisia (1), Ukraine (5), the United Kingdom (16), United States (6: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland , New Jersey, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of Angola (2), Denmark (1), France (1), Kazakhstan (1), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (3), Ukraine (1), United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Paleogene of Kazakhstan (1)

• Cretaceous of Denmark (1), Egypt (1), Germany (5), Italy (2), Jordan (2), the Netherlands (4), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), Switzerland (1), Syria (2), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (8: Arkansas, California, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico)

Total: 194 collections including 239 occurrences

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