Kallokibotion

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Kallokibotion
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous, 70–66 Ma
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Fossil carapace, Deva Natural History Museum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Testudinata
Family: Meiolaniidae
Genus: Kallokibotion
Nopsca, 1923
Species: † K. bajazidi
Binomial name
Kallokibotion bajazidi
Nopsca, 1923
Synonyms

Thalassodromeus sebesensis Grellet-Tinner & Codrea, 2014

Kallokibotion is an extinct genus of turtle from the Upper Jurassic (Maastrichtian, 70–66 million years ago), known from fossils found in Romania. One species is known, Kallokibotion bajazidi.[1] A fossil of this turtle was described as a pterosaur of the genus Thalassodromeus in 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaffney, Eugene S.; Meylan, Peter A. "The Transylvanian turtle, Kallokibotion, a primitive cryptodire of Cretaceous Age". American Museum novitates (3040). 
  2. ^ Dyke, G. J.; Vremir, M.; Brusatte, S.; Bever, G.; Buffetaut, E.; Chapman, S.; Csiki-Sava, Z.; Kellner, A. W. A.; Martin, E.; Naish, D.; Norell, M; Ősi, A.; Pinheiro, F. L.; Prondvai, E.; Rabi, M.; Rodrigues, T.; Steel, L.; Tong, H.; Vila Nova, B. C.; Witton, M. (2014). "Thalassodromeus sebesensis—a new name for an old turtle. Comment on ‍ '​Thalassodromeus sebesensis, an out of place and out of time Gondwanan tapejarid pterosaur', Grellet-Tinner and Codrea". Gondwana Research. doi:10.1016/j.gr.2014.08.004.  edit