Xenochelys bridgerensis Hutchison 1991 (mud turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternoidea

Full reference: J. H. Hutchison. 1991. Early Kinosterninae (Reptilia: Testudines) and their phylogenetic significance. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 11(2):145-167

Belongs to Xenochelys according to W. G. Joyce and J. R. Bourque 2016

See also Bourque 2013 and Hutchison 1991

Sister taxa: Xenochelys floridensis, Xenochelys formosa, Xenochelys lostcabinensis

Type specimen: UCMP 121734, a partial shell (fragmentary shell with nearly complete plastron, partial carapace, and ilium). Its type locality is UCMP V76186, Lone Tree White Layer West, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore


• Eocene of United States (8: Wyoming collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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