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Lophochelys natatrix

Reptilia - Testudines - Toxochelyidae

Taxonomy
Lophochelys natatrix was named by Zangerl (1953). Its type specimen is CNHM PR220, a partial skeleton, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is The Pyramids, 1 mile north, which is in a Coniacian/Santonian carbonate limestone in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas. It is the type species of Lophochelys.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Lophochelys natatrix Zangerl p. 218 figs. Fig. 91

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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
speciesnatatrix

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 Coniacian to the top of the Santonian or 89.80000 to 83.60000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Coniacian - Santonian89.8 - 83.6USA (Kansas) Lophochelys natatrix (type locality: 82002)