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Helcura littoralis Hitchcock 1848 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudinata

PaleoDB taxon number: 156016

Synonym: Helcura caudata Hitchcock 1858 (taxon 156017)

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1848. An attempt to discriminate and describe the animals that made the fossil footmarks of the United States, and especially of New England. Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, new series 3:129-256

Belongs to Helcura according to O. P. Hay 1930

Sister taxa: Helcura anguinea, Helcura surgens

Type specimens:

  • Helcura littoralis: AC 26/10, a footprint. Its type locality is below Turners Falls, tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/shale in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.
  • Helcura caudata: Its type locality is Ferry above Turners Falls, tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.

Ecology: