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Catapleura repanda Cope 1868 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

PaleoDB taxon number: 241951

Alternative combination: Osteopygis repandus

Synonyms: Catapleura coatesi Weems 1988 (no. 316509), Dollochelys atlantica Zangerl 1953 (no. 173413), Dollochelys casieri Zangerl 1971 (no. 288245), Dollochelys coatesi Weems 1988 (no. 231921), Lytoloma angusta Cope 1870 (no. 241952), Toxochelys atlantica Zangerl 1953 (no. 128343)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. [A new genus of Chelonia from New Jersey]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20:147

Belongs to Catapleura according to O. P. Hay 1908

Sister taxon: Catapleura ponderosa

Type specimens:

  • Catapleura repanda: AMNH 2353, a set of postcrania (part of the nuchal, the succeeding three peripherals and a part of the fourth of the right side, the first of the left side, and four other peripherals, one nea). Its type locality is Barnsboro "greensand" (Navesink), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine sandstone in the Navesink Formation of New Jersey.
  • Dollochelys casieri: I.R.Sc.N.B. No. 163, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Erquelinnes, which is in a Ypresian fluvial gravel in the Tienen Formation of Belgium.
  • Dollochelys coatesi: USNM 412109, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Liverpool Point, which is in a Paleocene marine horizon in the Aquia Formation of Maryland.
  • Lytoloma angusta: AMNH 1133, a partial skeleton (three peripheral bones, a fragment of a costal, and a lower jaw, only doubtfully associated). Its type locality is Pemberton Marl Company pit (Hornerstown), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.
  • Toxochelys atlantica: YMP 625, a shell. Its type locality is Barnsboro "greensand" (Hornerstown), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine horizon in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.

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