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Lophochelys venatrix

Reptilia - Testudines - Toxochelyidae

Taxonomy
Lophochelys venatrix was named by Zangerl (1953). Its type specimen is CNHM P27355, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Moore Brothers Farm, which is in a Santonian carbonate limestone in Alabama.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Lophochelys venatrix Zangerl pp. 224-226 figs. Figs. 95-97
1981Lophochelys venatrix Thurmond and Jones p. 130

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
PancryptodiraJoyce et al. 2004
superfamilyChelonioidea
familyToxochelyidaeBaur 1895
subfamilyLophochelyinae
genusLophochelys
speciesvenatrix

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesuperf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 10:37:12
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:37:12
Source: superf = superfamily, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Bush and Bambach 2015, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Santonian to the top of the Santonian or 85.80000 to 83.60000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Alabama) Lophochelys venatrix (type locality: 81927)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Lophochelys venatrix (81933)