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meaning: "Atlantic shell"
Named By: Louis Agassiz in 1849
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 83 Ma
Location: USA, New Jersey
Size: Comparison to related genera of turtles points to an estimated length of about 3 meters
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Humerus (upper arm bone)
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Testudines | Cryptodira | Protostegidae |

Atlantochelys is an extinct genus of sea turtle from the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey. For 163 years, only a partial humerus was known, but the second part of the same bone was found in 2012.

Read more about Atlantochelys at Wikipedia
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