Peckemys

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Peckemys
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Superclass: Tetrapoda
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Infraorder: Paracryptodira
Family: Baenidae
Genus: Peckemys
Lyson and Joyce, 2009
Species
  • P. brinkman Lyson and Joyce, 2009 (type)

Peckemys is an extinct genus of turtle which existed in the Hell Creek Formation, United States during the late Cretaceous period (Maastrichtian age).[1] It was first named by Tyler R. Lyson and Walter G. Joyce in 2009 and the type species is Peckemys brinkman.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lyson, T.R. and Joyce, W.G. (2009). "A revision of Plesiobaena (Testudinoes: Baenidae) and an assessment of Baenid ecology across the K/T boundary". Journal of Paleontology 83 (6): 833–853. doi:10.1666/09-035.1.