Eosphargis gigas Owen 1880 (leatherback)

Reptilia - Testudines - Dermochelyidae

Alternative combination: Chelone gigas

Synonym: Anglocetus beatsoni Tarlo 1963

Belongs to Eosphargis according to R. Lydekker 1889

See also Dollo 1909, Halstead 1984, Harland et al. 1967, Swinton 1934, Tarlo 1963 and Weems 2014

Sister taxa: Eosphargis breineri, Eosphargis insularis

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore


• Eocene of Belgium (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Maryland , Virginia)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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