Aspideretoides foveatus Leidy 1856 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantrionychidae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of remains of extinct reptiles and fishes, discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden in the bad lands of the Judith River, Nebraska Territory. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:72-73

Belongs to Aspideretoides according to W. G. Joyce et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Aspideretoides allani, Aspideretoides beecheri, Aspideretoides robertemryi, Aspideretoides superstes

Type specimen: ANSP 9269, a partial shell (small fragments of costal and sternal plates). Its type locality is Judith River badlands (USGS), which is in a Campanian/Campanian terrestrial horizon in the Judith River Formation of Montana.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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