Notochelone

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Notochelone
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 109–99Ma
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines (=Chelonii)
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Protostegidae
Genus: Notochelone
Lydekker, 1889
Type species
Notochelone costata
Synonyms
  • Notochelys

Notochelone is an extinct genus of sea turtle, which existed about 100 million years ago.[1] The species was first described by Richard Lydekker in 1889.[2] It was the most common marine reptile living in the inlands of the sea around Queensland, Australia.[3] It was a small turtle, and was about the same size as the modern green turtle.[1] Analytical studies have indicated that the creatures frequently ate benthic molluscs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b www.kronosaurus.com.au Retrieved on May 12th, 2008.
  2. ^ paleodb.org Retrieved on May 12th, 2008.
  3. ^ www.qm.qld.gov.au Retrieved on May 12th, 2008.
  4. ^ www.pubmedcentral.gov Retrieved on May 12th, 2008.

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