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Tasbacka ruhoffi Weems 1988 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 316510

Alternative combination: Catapleura ruhoffi

Full reference: R. E. Weems. 1988. Paleocene turtles from the Aquia and Brightseat Formations, with a discussion of their bearing on sea turtle evolution and phylogeny. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 101(1):109-145

Belongs to Tasbacka according to R. E. Weems 2014

Sister taxa: Tasbacka aldabergeni, Tasbacka danica, Tasbacka ouledabdounensis, Tasbacka salisburgensis

Type specimen: USNM 358865, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Indian Head Highway, which is in a Paleocene marine horizon in the Aquia Formation of Maryland.

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