Protostega gigas Cope 1871 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

Synonyms: Protostega dixie Zangerl 1953, Protostega potens Hay 1895

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

Belongs to Protostega according to G. R. Wieland 1909

See also Cope 1871, Cope 1872, Hay 1902, Hooks 1998, Shimada and Hooks 2004, Swinton 1934, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Zangerl 1953

Sister taxa: Protostega eaglefordensis, Protostega marshii

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Landis Brown Farm & Banks Farm (Cretaceous of Alabama)

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