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Temporal range: ?Late Cretaceous to present
A Dermatemydidae fossil from Hong Kong Science Museum
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Kinosternoidea
Family: Dermatemydidae
Gray, 1870[1]
  • Dermatemydae - Gray, 1870
  • Dermatemydidae - Baur, 1888

The Dermatemydidae are a family of turtles. The family was named by John Edward Gray in 1870, and its only extant genus is Dermatemys.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Rhodin 2011, p. 000.175
  2. ^ a b c Bourque 2015, p. 4
  • Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley; Roger, Bour (2011-12-31). "Turtles of the world, 2011 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status" (PDF). Chelonian Research Monographs. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-31.
  • Bourque, J.R.; Howard Hutchison, J.; Holroyd, P.A.; Bloch, J.I. (2015). "A new dermatemydid (Testudines, Kinosternoidea) from the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Willwood Formation, southeastern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 35 (2): e905481. Bibcode:2015JVPal..35E5481B. doi:10.1080/02724634.2014.905481. S2CID 85576289.