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Adocus beatus
General Information
Universe Real Life
Classification Adocus beatus
Homeworld Earth
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Average Length Shell length: 2.62' (80 cm)
Locomotion Quadrupedal walking and swimming
Feeding Behavior Omnivorous
Lineage Information
Related Species Adocus agilis, Adocus aksary, Adocus bossi, Adocus bostobensis, Adocus dzhurtasensis, Adocus firmus, Adocus foveatus, Adocus hesperius, Adocus kirtlandius, Adocus kizylkumensis, Adocus lineolatus, Adocus onerosus, Adocus orientalis, Adocus pravus, Adocus sengokuensis, Adocus syntheticus
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Reptilia (Reptiles)
Subclass Diapsid
Infraclass Sauria
Superorder Pantestudines (Saurians more closely related to Turtles than other Saurians)
Order Testudines (Turtles)
Suborder Cryptodira (Hidden neck turtles)
Family †Adocidae
Genus †Adocus
Species †beatus
Other Information
Status Extinct
First Sighting Cretaceous Period
Last Sighting Paleogene Period
Possible Population 0

Adocus beatus was a species of aquatic freshwater turtle indigenous to the United States during the Cretaceous Period and up until the Paleogene Period, where they went extinct due to unknown circumstances. Members of their genus in North America all died out around this period but those found in Asia survived into the Oligocene, indicating a localized disaster as the culprit to their extinction.

Like other members of their genus, A. beatus had a flattened shell with smooth contours and horned sculptured plates. This shell reached lengths of up to 2.62" (80 cm).

Fossilized shell


A restoration of Adocus beatus

An illustration of Adocus from Dinosaur Train