Archelon Wieland 1896 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Full reference: G. R. Wieland. 1896. Archelon ischyros: a ne gigantic cryptodire testudinate from the Fort Pierre Cretaceous of South Dakota. The American Journal of Science, series 4 2(12):399-412

Parent taxon: Protostegidae according to E. A. Cadena and J. F. Parham 2015

See also Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Hirayama 1995, Sepkoski 2002, Weems 1988, Wieland 1896, Wieland 1900, Wieland 1909 and Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: Atlantochelys, Bouliachelys, Chelospharginae, Chelosphargis, Cratochelone, Desmatochelys, Notochelone, Pneumatoarthrus, Protostega, Protosteginae, Rhinochelys, Santanachelys, Terlinguachelys

Subtaxa: Archelon ischyros

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (3: North Dakota, South Dakota collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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