Desmatochelys Williston 1894 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Full reference: S. W. Williston. 1894. A new turtle from the Benton Cretaceous. University of Kansas Quarterly 3:5-19

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

See also Bardet et al. 2013, Carroll 1988, de Lapparent de Broin et al. 2014, Elliott et al. 1997, Hay 1902, Hirayama 1995, Hooks 1998, Nicholls 1992, Nicholls and Meckert 2002, Sepkoski 2002 and Weems 1988

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

Subtaxa: Desmatochelys lowii Desmatochelys padillai

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: British Columbia collections), Colombia (1), United States (4: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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