Arabemys

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Arabemys crassiscutata
Temporal range: Paleocene–Early Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Dermochelyidae
Genus: Arabemys
Tong et al., 1999 [1]
Species: A. crassiscutata
Binomial name
Arabemys crassiscutata
Tong et al., 1999

Arabemys is an extinct genus of sea turtle. It was first named in 1999, and contains one species, A. crassiscutata.[2] It is known from deposits of Late Paleocene or Early Eocene age near the village of Linah in northern Saudi Arabia (28°44′2″N 43°52′25″E / 28.73389°N 43.87361°E / 28.73389; 43.87361).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haiyan Tong; Eric Buffetaut; Herbert Thomas; Jack Roger; Mohammed Halawani; Abdallah Memesh; Patrick Lebret (1999). "A new dermochelyid turtle from the Late Paleocene–Early Eocene of Saudi Arabia" (PDF). Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences. IIA - Earth and Planetary Science. 329 (12): 913–919. doi:10.1016/S1251-8050(00)88505-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ Martin Jehle. "Genera and species of Paleocene reptiles". Beyond Mammals: Other Paleocene Vertebrates. Paleocene Mammals of the World. Retrieved February 18, 2011. 

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