Hutchemys arctochelys Joyce et al. 2009 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantrionychidae

Full reference: W. G. Joyce, A. Revan, T. R. Lyson and I. G. Danilov. 2009. Two new plastomenine softshell turtles from the Paleocene of Montana and Wyoming. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 50(2):307-325

Belongs to Hutchemys according to N. S. Vitek and W. G. Joyce 2015

See also Hutchison 2009 and Joyce et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Aspideretes nassau, Hutchemys acupictus, Hutchemys rememdium, Hutchemys sterea, Hutchemys tetanetron

Type specimen: YPM PU 16319, a shell (Nearly complete carapace). Its type locality is Burns Mine (Bear Creek), which is in a Clarkforkian terrestrial horizon in the Fort Union Formation of Montana.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution: found only at Burns Mine (Bear Creek)

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