Lepidochelys Fitzinger 1843 (Ridley sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae

Parent taxon: Carettinae according to O. W. M. Kuhn 1966

See also Dodd and Morgan 1992, Frank and Ramus 1996, Hirayama 1995, van Dijk et al. 2014, Weems 1988 and Zug 2001

Sister taxon: Eretmochelys

Subtaxa: Lepidochelys kempii Lepidochelys olivacea

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (2: Florida, North Carolina collections)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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