Rhinochelys cantabrigiensis Lydekker 1889 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Synonyms: Rhinochelys cardiocephalus Seeley 1869, Rhinochelys dayi Seeley 1869, Rhinochelys eurycephalus Seeley 1869, Rhinochelys jessoni Lydekker 1889, Rhinochelys platyrhinus Seeley 1869, Rhinochelys rheporhinus Seeley 1869, Rhinochelys sphenicephalus Seeley 1869

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1889. On remains of Eocene and Mesozoic Chelonia and a tooth of (?) Ornithopsis. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 45:227-246

Belongs to Rhinochelys according to J. I. Collins 1970

See also Lydekker 1889 and Lydekker 1889

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

Type specimens:

  • Rhinochelys cantabrigiensis: BMNH 43980, a partial skull
  • Rhinochelys cardiocephalus:
  • Rhinochelys dayi:
  • Rhinochelys eurycephalus:
  • Rhinochelys jessoni:
  • Rhinochelys platyrhinus:
  • Rhinochelys rheporhinus:
  • Rhinochelys sphenicephalus:

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Rhinochelys cantabrigiensis in the database

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