Osteopygis platylomus Cope 1870 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Macrobaenidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1870. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part II. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:105-235

Belongs to Osteopygis according to O. P. Hay 1908

See also Cope 1870, Hay 1902 and Parham 2005

Sister taxa: Osteopygis borealis, Osteopygis emarginata, Osteopygis emarginatus, Osteopygis erosus, Osteopygis robustus, Osteopygis roundsi

Type specimen: ANSP specimen, a partial shell (anterior half of one neural most of the suprapygal, a portion of the nuchal, wholes or parts of all the peripherals of the right side, except the fifth, wholes ). Its type locality is Pemberton Marl Company pit (Hornerstown), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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