Helcura Hitchcock 1848 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudinata

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1848. An attempt to discriminate and describe the animals that made the fossil footmarks of the United States, and especially of New England. Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, new series 3:129-256

Parent taxon: Testudinata according to R. S. Lull 1904

See also Hitchcock 1848, Kuhn 1958 and Lull 1917

Sister taxa: Amblypus, Ancyropus, Aplax oberndorferi, Australochelyidae, Australochelys, Chelichnus, Chelonipedidae, Chelycarapookus, Chelycarapookus arcuatus, Chelys blakii, Chelytherium, Chelytherium obscurum, Chengyuchelyidae, Chengyuchelys, Chinlechelys, Emys neumayri, Emys paranensis, Heckerochelyidae, Kallokibotion, Megasternon, Mesochelydia, Mongolochelyidae, Odontochelyidae, Odontochelys, Palaeochersis, Perichelydia, Platemys sehuensis, Platycheloides, Proganochelys, Proterochersidae, Proterochersis, Protochelys, Siamochelys, Testudines, Testudinites, Testudo elata, Testudo stricklandi, Testudoolithidae, Trachydermochelys, Trachydermochelys phlyctaenus, Tretosternon punctatum, Trionyx mammillaris

Subtaxa: Helcura anguinea Helcura littoralis Helcura surgens

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Type: Helcura littoralis

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (4: Massachusetts collections)

Total: 4 collections including 8 occurrences

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