Pleurosternon Owen 1853 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pleurosternidae

Alternative spelling: Pleurosternum

Synonyms: Digerrhum Cope 1870, Mesochelys Evans and Kemp 1975

Full reference: R. Owen. 1853. Monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck formations. Part 1, Chelonia. Palaeontographical Society Monograph 7(25):1-12

Parent taxon: Pleurosternidae according to A. Pérez-García et al. 2015

See also Anquetin 2012, Anquetin et al. 2009, Brinkman et al. 2000, Carroll 1988, Cope 1870, Delair 1958, Evans and Kemp 1975, Gaffney 1979, Joyce 2007, Karl et al. 2012, Lydekker 1889, Lydekker 1889, Lydekker and Boulenger 1887, Lyson and Joyce 2011, Milner 2004, Milner 2011, Owen 1853, Perea et al. 2014, Pérez-García 2012, Pérez-García et al. 2008 and Pérez-García and Ortega 2011

Sister taxa: Ballerstedtia, Desmemys, Dinochelys, Dorsetochelys, Glyptops, Riodevemys, Selenemys, Toremys

Subtaxa: Pleurosternon bullockii Pleurosternum portlandicum

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), Japan (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (11)

• Jurassic of France (2), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 18 collections including 20 occurrences

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