Chedighaii hutchisoni

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Chedighaii hutchisoni
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 74.0 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Genus: Chedighaii
Species:
C. hutchisoni
Binomial name
Chedighaii hutchisoni
Gaffney et al., 2006
Synonyms

"Naiadochelys" ingravata Hay, 1908

Chedighaii hutchisoni was a bothremydid turtle that lived during the Late Cretaceous. It was named in 2006 by Gaffney et al. for a specimen, KUVP 14765, consisting only of a skull. The specimen was found in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico in the Hunter Wash Member of the Kirtland Formation. The formation is one of many formations that are from the Kirtlandian land-vertebrate age, and date from 74.0 million years ago. The holotype skull is nearly complete. No skeleton or carapace is known, but the material of "Naiadochelys" ingravata might be assignable to C. hutchisoni.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, R.M.; Jasinski, S.E.; Lucas, S.G. (2013). "Re-Assessment of Late Campanian (Kirtlandian) Turtles from the Upper Cretaceous Fruitland and Kirtland Formations, San Juan Basin, New Mexico, USA" (PDF). In Brinkman, D.B.; et al. (eds.). Morphology and Evolution of Turtles. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. pp. 338–387. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-4309-0_20.