Kurmademys

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Kurmademys
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous 70.6–66Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Tribe: Kurmademydini
Subtribe: Kurmademys
Gaffney et. al, 2001
Species

Kurmademys kallamedensis

Kurmademys is an extinct genus of side-necked turtle which existed in India during the late Cretaceous period.[1] It was first named in 2001, by Eugene S. Gaffney, Sankar Chatterjee, and Dhiraj K. Rudra, and contains the species Kurmademys kallamedensis.[1] The species name is derived from the Kallamedu Formation of southern India, where the type specimen of the genus was discovered.[1] It was assigned to the family Bothremydidae.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Gaffney, Eugene S, Chatterjee, Sankar, Rudra, Dhiraj K. (2001). "Kurmademys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Late Cretaceous of India" (PDF). American Museum Novitates 3321. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2001)321<0001:kansnt>2.0.co;2. 

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