Chelone Linnaeus 1758 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Cheloniidae according to C. W. de Vis 1905

See also Case 1904, Hay 1902, Leidy 1865, Lydekker 1889, Owen 1842 and Owen 1851

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

Subtaxa: Chelone costata Chelone girundica Chelone hoffmanni Chelone jessoni Chelone parvitecta Chelone vanbenedeni

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (1 collection), United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (9)

• Cretaceous of the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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