Stygiochelys estesi Gaffney and Hiatt 1971 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Baenidae

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney and R. Hiatt. 1971. A new baenid turtle From the Upper Cretaceous of Montana. American Museum Novitates 2443:1-9

Belongs to Stygiochelys according to W. G. Joyce and T. R. Lyson 2015

See also Bryant 1989, Gaffney 1972, Gaffney and Hiatt 1971 and Hutchison and Holroyd 2003

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: AMNH 2601, a skull. Its type locality is Near Glendive (Stygiochelys estesi holotype locality), which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (2: Colorado collections)

• Cretaceous of United States (2: Montana)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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