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Platemys dixoni Owen 1853 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

PaleoDB taxon number: 234799

Full reference: R. Owen. 1853. Part I. A monograph on the fossil chelonian reptiles of the Wealden clays and Purbeck limestones. Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck Formations. Palaeontographical Society 7(25):1-12

Belongs to Platemys according to R. Owen 1853

Sister taxon: Platemys platycephala

Type specimen: BMNH 2268, a partial shell (left hyoplastral). Its type locality is Tilgate Forest, Cuckfield, which is in a Valanginian terrestrial sandstone in the Tunbridge Wells Sand Formation of the United Kingdom.

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