Prionochelys nauta

 

Prionochelys nauta

Locality: Alabama
Formation: Mooreville Chalk
Length: 82 cm (2 feet 8 inches)
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Prionochelys Scale

Prionochelys mutatina side view

Prionochelys was a spiky sea turtle that lived during the Late Cretaceous in Alabama around eighty million years ago. Our specimen was cast from the most complete Prionochelys yet discovered. Like the other numerous Late Cretaceous sea turtle species in the southeastern US, Prionochelys would have come ashore to lay eggs on the beaches of the ancient barrier islands off the inland seacoast of Alabama. With beautifully scalloped margins, this is one of the most visually appealing of all Cretaceous sea turtles.

Prionochelys mutatina