Euclastes Cope 1870 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pancheloniidae

Synonyms: Erquelinnesia Dollo 1887, Glossochelys Seeley 1871, Osteopygoides Karl et al. 1998, Pampaemys de la Fuente and Casadio 2000

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1870. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part II. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:105-235

Parent taxon: Pancheloniidae according to J. F. Parham et al. 2014

See also Brinkman et al. 2009, Carroll 1988, Cope 1870, de la Fuente and Casadio 2000, de Lapparent de Broin et al. 2014, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Hirayama 1995, Hirayama and Tong 2003, Jalil et al. 2009, Joyce et al. 2004, Lynch and Parham 2003, Mateus et al. 2012, Moody 1980, Parham 2005, Sepkoski 2002, Weems 1988 and Weems 2014

Sister taxa: Argillochelys, Australobaena, Carolinochelys, Ctenochelyidae, Peritresius, Prionochelys, Procolpochelys

Subtaxa: Erquelinnesia molaria Euclastes acutirostris Euclastes coahuilaensis Euclastes melii Euclastes meridionalis Euclastes platyops Euclastes wielandi

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Ecology: aquatic omnivore


• Miocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Eocene of United States (2: New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of Argentina (2), Morocco (4), United States (4: Maryland, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Angola (1), Chile (2), Mexico (2), United States (5: California, New Jersey, South Carolina)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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