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Lophochelys

Reptilia - Testudines - Toxochelyidae

Taxonomy
Lophochelys was named by Zangerl (1953) [Sepkoski's age data: K Camp-l K Camp-u]. Its type is Lophochelys natatrix.

It was assigned to Lophocheliinae by Weems (1988); to Toxochelyidae by Carroll (1988); to Chelonia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Lophochelyinae by Zangerl (1953), Thurmond and Jones (1981) and Weems (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Lophochelys Zangerl p. 217
1981Lophochelys Thurmond and Jones p. 130
1988Lophochelys Carroll
1988Lophochelys Weems p. 141 figs. Table 2
2002Lophochelys Sepkoski, Jr.
2014Lophochelys Weems

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

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 Danian or 85.80000 to 61.60000 Ma

Collections (15 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Coniacian - Santonian89.8 - 83.6USA (Kansas) L. natatrix, L. niobrarae (82002)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Alabama) L. venatrix (81927)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) L. venatrix (81933)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (Wyoming) L. sp. (14458)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) L. niobrarae (23367) L. sp. (34302 34303 34305 34310 34315 34319 34321 34322 188995)
Danian66.0 - 61.6USA (Maryland) L. sp. (167186)