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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
Diet: Uncertain/Omnivore
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.

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