Archelon ischyros Wieland 1896 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Full reference: G. R. Wieland. 1896. Archelon ischyros: a ne gigantic cryptodire testudinate from the Fort Pierre Cretaceous of South Dakota. The American Journal of Science, series 4 2(12):399-412

Belongs to Archelon according to G. R. Wieland 1909

See also Hay 1902, Swinton 1934, Wieland 1896, Wieland 1900 and Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is south fork, Cheyenne River, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Pierre Shale Formation of South Dakota

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at south fork, Cheyenne River

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