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Eosphargis insularis Cope 1872 (leatherback)

Reptilia - Testudines - Dermochelyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 316508

Alternative combinations: Allopleuron insularis, Lembonax insularis

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1872. List of the Reptilia of the Eocene formation of New Jersey. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 24(1):14-18

Belongs to Eosphargis according to R. E. Weems 2014

Sister taxa: Eosphargis breineri, Eosphargis gigas

Type specimen: Its type locality is Vincentown, which is in a Thanetian coastal horizon in the Vincentown Formation of New Jersey

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore