Toxochelys elkader Hay 1908 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

The specimen was found in the Niobrara beds, near Elkader, Logan County, Kansas, by Mr. H. T. Martin, of the University of Kansas.

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1908. The fossil turtles of North America. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 75:1-568

Belongs to Toxochelys according to O. P. Hay 1908

Sister taxa: Cynocercus, Cynocercus incisus, Toxochelys latiremis, Toxochelys moorevillensis, Toxochelys procax

Type specimen: AMNH 6137, a partial skeleton (skull nearly complete; large portions, perhaps the whole, of the plastron; the shoulder-girdles; portions of the pelvis; and apparently one or two peripherals. ). Its type locality is near Elkader, which is in a Santonian/Campanian offshore chalk in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution: found only at near Elkader

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