Patagoniaemys

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Patagoniaemys
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Campanian–Maastrichtian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Superfamily: Meiolanioidea
Family: Mongolochelyidae
Genus: Patagoniaemys
Sterli & De la Fuente, 2011
Species
  • P. gasparinae Sterli & De la Fuente, 2011 (type)

Patagoniaemys is an extinct genus of stem turtle which existed in central Patagonia, Chubut Province, Argentina during the late Cretaceous epoch (Campanian to Maastrichtian age).[1] It is known from skull fragments and several postcranial elements including a nearly complete vertebral column recovered from the La Colonia Formation. It was first named by Juliana Sterli and Marcelo S. De la Fuente in 2011 and the type species is Patagoniaemys gasparinae.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Juliana Sterli and Marcelo S. De la Fuente (2011). "A new turtle from the La Colonia Formation (Campanian–Maastrichtian), Patagonia, Argentina, with remarks on the evolution of the vertebral column in turtles". Palaeontology 54 (1): 63–78. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.01002.x.