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Family Dermochelyidae Lydekker 1889 (leatherback)

Reptilia - Testudines - Dermochelyoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 37693

Alternative spellings: Dermochelidae, Dermochelydidae

Synonyms: Psephophoridae Goette 1899 (no. 382165), Sphargidae Gray 1825 (no. 359874), Sphargididae Gray 1825 (no. 86267)

Parent taxon: Chelonioidea according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 1995

Sister taxa: Catapleura, Cheloniidae, Cimochelys, Dermochelyoidae, Desmatochelyidae, Kimurachelys, Nichollsemys, Pandermochelys, Pliochelys, Progonosaurus, Protostegidae, Toxochelyidae

Subtaxa: Arabemys, Chelonia californiensis, Dermochelyinae, Egyptemys, Eosphargis, Maorichelys, Mesodermochelys, Natemys, Psephophorus, Sphargis, Turgaiscapha

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Type: Dermochelys

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore