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meaning: "Ruling turtle"
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
Fossil(s): Few specimens
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.

Read more about Archelon at Wikipedia
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