Protostega Cope 1871 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1871. [A brief account of the expedition of seventeen days, which I have just made in the valley of the Smoky Hill river in Kansas]. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 12(86):174-176

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

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, de Lapparent de Broin et al. 2014, Hay 1902, Hirayama 1995, Mateus et al. 2012, Sepkoski 2002, Weems 1988, Wieland 1900, Wieland 1909 and Zangerl 1953

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

Subtaxa: Protostega copei Protostega dixie Protostega eaglefordensis Protostega gigas Protostega marshii Protostega potens

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Angola (1 collection), Canada (1: Manitoba), the United Kingdom (2), United States (9: Alabama, Kansas, South Dakota)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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