Staurotypus moschus Cadena et al. 2012 (Mexican musk turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternoidea

Full reference: E. Cadena, J. R. Bourque, A. F. Rincon, J. I. Bloch, C. A. Jaramillo and B. J. MacFadden. 2012. New turtles (Chelonia) from the late Eocene through Late Miocene of the Panama Canal Basin. Journal of Paleontology 86(3):539-557

Belongs to Staurotypus according to W. G. Joyce and J. R. Bourque 2016

See also Cadena et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Staurotypus salvini, Staurotypus triporcatus

Type specimen: UF 242076, a partial shell (left peripheral 2). Its type locality is Centenario Bridge, which is in a Hemingfordian delta plain sandstone in the Cucaracha Formation of Panama.

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore

Distribution: found only at Centenario Bridge

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Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

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