Natemys peruvianus 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

Belongs to Natemys according to R. C. Wood et al. 1996

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Museo de Historia Natural de Lima, uncatalogued, a partial shell (partial carapace and plastron). Its type locality is near Las Tres Pyramides, which is in an Oligocene marine horizon in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore

Distribution: found only at near Las Tres Pyramides

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