Glyptops plicatulus Cope 1877 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pleurosternidae

Alternative combination: Compsemys plicatulus

Synonyms: Glyptops ornatus Marsh 1890, Glyptops utahensis Gilmore 1916

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1877. On reptilian remains from the Dakota Beds of Colorado. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 17(100):193-196

Belongs to Glyptops according to D. Perea et al. 2014

See also Cope 1877, Cope 1878, Gaffney 1979, Gilmore 1916, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Hay 1909, Lucas et al. 2006, Marsh 1890, Milner 2004, Ostrom 1970, Pérez-García et al. 2008, Pérez-García and Ortega 2011 and Stokes 1949

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Glyptops plicatulus: AMNH 6099, a partial shell (The principal parts present are one complete costal, apparently the third of the left side (plate 5, fig. i), the proximal end of what is regarded as the fifth ). Its type locality is Glyptops plicatulus type locality: presumably Garden Park near Cañon City, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian terrestrial horizon in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Glyptops ornatus: YPM 1784, a skull (a laterally compressed skull without lower jaws). Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
  • Glyptops utahensis: CM 3412, a shell (a complete shell). Its type locality is Dinosaur National Monument Quarry (CM), which is in a Tithonian coarse channel fill sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Utah.

Ecology: facultatively mobile amphibious


• Jurassic of United States (20: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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