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Protostega Cope 1871 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36368

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1871. [A brief account of the expedition of seventeen days, which I have just made in the valley of the Smoky Hill river in Kansas]. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 12(86):174-176

Parent taxon: Protostegidae according to E. A. Cadena and J. F. Parham 2015

Sister taxa: Archelon, Bouliachelys, Chelospharginae, Chelosphargis, Cratochelone, Desmatochelys, Notochelone, Pneumatoarthrus, Protosteginae, Rhinochelys, Santanachelys, Terlinguachelys

Subtaxa: Protostega eaglefordensis, Protostega gigas

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Type: Protostega gigas