|Named By:||G.R. Wieland in 1895|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous, 80.5 Ma|
|Location:||USA, South Dakota and Wyoming|
|Size:||4 meter long, 4.9 meters wide|
|Diet:||Probably soft bodied organisms like jellyfish and cephalopods|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropsida | Testudines | Cryptodira | Protostegidae ||
Archelon (from Greek arkhelon meaning ruler turtle) is a genus of extinct sea turtles, the largest genus of sea turtles that has ever been documented, and the second-heaviest turtles documented behind Stupendemys.