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Temporal range: Eocene 48–37 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Meiolaniidae
Genus: Niolamia
Ameghino, 1899
  • N. argentina

Niolamia is an extinct genus of South American meiolaniid turtle.[1] Arthur Smith Woodward sunk it into Meiolania, but this was not accepted by later authors.[2]

Restoration by Heinrich Harder


  1. ^ Sterli, Juliana; de la Fuente, Marcelo (2011). "Re-Description and Evolutionary Remarks on the Patagonian Horned Turtle Niolamia argentina Ameghino, 1899 (Testudinata, Meiolaniidae)". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 31 (6): 1210–1229. doi:10.1080/039.031.0618. 
  2. ^ Anderson, C. (1925). "Notes on the extinct Chelonian Meiolania, with a record of a new occurrence". Records of the Australian Museum. 14 (4): 223–242. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.14.1925.844. 
  • Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: Survivors in Armor by Ronald Orenstein (Pg. 43)
  • Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent (Life of the Past) by Pat Vickers Rich, Thomas Hewitt Rich, Francesco Coffa, and Steven Morton