Rhinochelys elegans Lydekker 1889 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Synonyms: Rhinochelys brachyrhina Lydekker 1889, Rhinochelys macrorhina Lydekker 1889, Rhinochelys mastocephalus Seeley 1869, Rhinochelys stenicephalus 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 cantabrigiensis, Rhinochelys nammourensis, Rhinochelys pulchriceps

Type specimens:

  • Rhinochelys elegans: BMNH 41796, a partial skeleton (anterior portion of the cranium)
  • Rhinochelys brachyrhina:
  • Rhinochelys macrorhina: BMNH 35193, a partial skull.
  • Rhinochelys mastocephalus:
  • Rhinochelys stenicephalus:

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

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

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