Basilemys variolosa Cope 1876 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Nanhsiungchelyidae

Alternative combinations: Adocus variolosus, Basilemys variolosus, Compsemys variolosus

Synonym: Compsemys ogmius Cope 1875

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1876. Descriptions of some vertebrate remains from the Fort Union Beds of Montana. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 28:248-261

Belongs to Basilemys according to I. G. Danilov et al. 2013

See also Cope 1875, Cope 1876, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Joyce and Norell 2005, Lambe 1901 and Lambe 1902

Sister taxa: Basilemys gaffneyi, Basilemys imbricaria, Basilemys morrinensis, Basilemys nobilis, Basilemys praeclara, Basilemys sinuosa

Type specimens:

  • Basilemys variolosa: AMNH 1465, a partial shell (nearly the whole of the plastron, various peripheral bones, and two imperfect costal plates)
  • Compsemys ogmius: NMC specimen, a partial shell (part of a bridge peripheral and a fragment of plastron). Its type locality is Milk River, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Frenchman Formation of Canada.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (6: Alberta collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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