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Adocus beatus Leidy 1865 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Adocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 173225

Alternative combination: Emys beatus

Synonyms: Adocus lacer Hay 1908 (no. 173226), Adocus punctatus Marsh 1890 (no. 96496)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1865. Cretaceous reptiles of the United States. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 192:1-135

Belongs to Adocus according to E. V. Syromyatnikova and I. G. Danilov 2013

Sister taxa: Adocus agilis, Adocus aksary, Adocus amtgai, Adocus bossi, Adocus bostobensis, Adocus dzhurtasensis, Adocus firmus, Adocus foveatus, Adocus hesperius, Adocus inexpectatus, Adocus kazachstanica, Adocus kirtlandius, Adocus kizylkumensis, Adocus lineolatus, Adocus microglypha, Adocus onerosus, Adocus orientalis, Adocus planus, Adocus pravus, Adocus sengokuensis, Adocus striatula, Adocus syntheticus, Adocus wyomingensis, Alamosemys substricta, Homorophus insuetus

Type specimens:

  • Adocus beatus: ANSP 9184, a partial shell (several neurals and costals plus a left peripheral). Its type locality is Mullica Hill, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Navesink Formation of New Jersey.
  • Adocus lacer: AMNH 1350, a partial shell (most of the plastron and parts of the carapace).
  • Adocus punctatus: YPM, a shell (completely restored shell). Its type locality is Hornerstown area (Hornerstown Fm.) (PROXY), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): carapace 590.0 x 390.0

Estimated body mass: 23.6 kg based on carapace length