Rhinochelys pulchriceps Owen 1842 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Alternative combination: Chelone pulchriceps

Synonym: Rhinochelys dacognathus Seeley 1869

Full reference: R. Owen. 1842. Report on British fossil reptiles, part II. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 11:60-204

Belongs to Rhinochelys according to H.-V. Karl et al. 2012

See also Collins 1970, Lydekker 1889, Lydekker 1889, Owen 1842 and Owen 1851

Sister taxa: Rhinochelys amaberti, Rhinochelys cantabrigiensis, Rhinochelys elegans, Rhinochelys nammourensis

Type specimens:

  • Rhinochelys pulchriceps: CAMSM B55775, a skull
  • Rhinochelys dacognathus:

Ecology: aquatic omnivore


• Cretaceous of Germany (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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