Trionyx latus Gilmore 1919 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Alternative combinations: Apalone latus, Aspideretes latus

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1919. New fossil turtles, with notes on two described species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 56(2282):113-132

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

See also Gardner et al. 1995 and Gilmore 1919

Sister taxa: Trionyx admirabilis, Trionyx aequa, Trionyx allani, Trionyx austerus, Trionyx baynshirensis, Trionyx beecheri, Trionyx boulengeri, Trionyx capellinii, Trionyx dissolutus, Trionyx ellipticus, Trionyx eloisae, Trionyx foveatus, Trionyx gangeticus, Trionyx gilbentuensis, Trionyx gobiensis, Trionyx gregarius, Trionyx henrici, Trionyx ikoviensis, Trionyx impressus, Trionyx jixiensis, Trionyx johnsoni, Trionyx kansaiensis, Trionyx leucopotamicus, Trionyx linchuensis, Trionyx messelianus, Trionyx miensis, Trionyx minusculus, Trionyx miocaenus, Trionyx mira, Trionyx ninae, Trionyx onomatoplokos, Trionyx phayrei, Trionyx pliocenicus, Trionyx reesidei, Trionyx riabinini, Trionyx robustus, Trionyx shiluutulensis, Trionyx silvestris, Trionyx singularis, Trionyx triunguis, Trionyx uintaensis, Trionyx vegetus, Trionyx vindobonensis

Type specimen: USNM 8802, a carapace. Its type locality is Sand Creek [USNM], which is in a Campanian terrestrial horizon in Canada.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Sand Creek [USNM]

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