Desmatochelys lowii Williston 1894 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Full reference: S. W. Williston. 1894. A new turtle from the Benton Cretaceous. University of Kansas Quarterly 3:5-19

Belongs to Desmatochelys according to D. K. Elliott et al. 1997

See also Hay 1902, Nicholls 1992 and Williston 1894

Sister taxon: Desmatochelys padillai

Type specimen: KUVP 1200, a partial skeleton (Skull, some limb bones and parts of the shell). Its type locality is near Fairbury (Desmatochelys type locality), which is in a Cretaceous marine horizon in the Benton Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: British Columbia collections), United States (4: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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