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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Chelonioidea
Family: Dermochelyidae
Genus: Protosphargis

Capellini, 1884

Protosphargis is an extinct genus of sea turtle from the Upper Cretaceous of Italy. It was first named by Capellini in 1884.

Protosphargis veronensis fossil


  • Protosphargis at the Paleobiology Database
  • The Journal of geology By Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, University of Chicago Dept. of Geology, University of Chicago Dept. of Geology and Paleontology. Page 726.