Natemys Wood et al. 1996 (leatherback)

Reptilia - Testudines - Dermochelyidae

Full reference: R. C. Wood, J. Johnson-Gove, E. S. Gaffney and K. F. Maley. 1996. Evolution and Phylogeny of Leatherback Turtles (Dermochelyidae), with Descriptions of New Fossil Taxa. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2(2):266-286

Parent taxon: Dermochelyidae according to R. C. Wood et al. 1996

Sister taxa: Arabemys, Chelonia californiensis, Dermochelyinae, Egyptemys, Eosphargis, Maorichelys, Mesodermochelys, Psephophorus, Turgaiscapha, Sphargis

Subtaxa: Natemys peruvianus

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Type: Natemys peruvianus

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore

Distribution: found only at near Las Tres Pyramides (Oligocene of Peru)

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