Xenochelys floridensis Bourque 2013 (mud turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternoidea

Full reference: J. R. Bourque. 2013. Fossil Kinosternidae from the Oligocene and Miocene of Florida, USA. Morphology and Evolution of Turtles, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology 459-475

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

See also Bourque 2013

Sister taxa: Xenochelys bridgerensis, Xenochelys formosa, Xenochelys lostcabinensis

Type specimen: UF 150006-150007, a partial skeleton (associated right and left hypoplastra). Its type locality is Brooksville 2, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in Florida.

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore

Distribution: found only at Brooksville 2

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