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Desmatochelys padillai Cadena and Parham 2015 (sea turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Protostegidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 353086

Full reference: E. A. Cadena and J. F. Parham. 2015. Oldest known marine turtle? A new protostegid from the Lower Cretaceous of Colombia. PaleoBios 32(1):1-42

Belongs to Desmatochelys according to E. A. Cadena and J. F. Parham 2015

Sister taxon: Desmatochelys lowii

Type specimen: FCGCBP 01, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Loma La Catalina - middle Paja, which is in a Barremian/Aptian marine limestone in the Paja Formation of Colombia.

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