Cedrobaena

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Cedrobaena
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous-Paleocene 63.3–56.8 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Superclass: Tetrapoda
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Infraorder: Paracryptodira
Family: Baenidae
Genus: Cedrobaena
Lyson & Joyce, 2009
Species
  • C. putorius Gaffney, 1972 (type)
Synonyms

Plesiobaena putorius

Cedrobaena is an extinct genus of turtle which existed in the Tiffanian Cedar Point Quarry, Wyoming and in the latest Maastrichtian Hell Creek Formation, United States.[1] It was first named by Tyler R. Lyson and Walter G. Joyce in 2009 and the type species is Cedrobaena putorius.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lyson, T.R.; 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. 
  2. ^ Gaffney, E. S. (1972). "The systematics of the North American family Baenidae (Reptilia, Cryptodira)". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 147: 241–320.