|Named By:||John Edward Gray in 1831 as Chelonia hofmanni, Georg Baur named it Allopleuron hofmanni in 1888|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous|
|Location:||Germany, Kazakstan, Netherlands and the USA, New Jersey|
|Size:||Around 2 to 2.5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Almost complete specimens including shells and skulls|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Testudines | Cryptodira | Dermochelyidae ||
Allopleuron hofmanni was a giant primitive sea turtle, now extinct. It is a basal member of the superfamily Chelonioidea closely related to Toxochelys.