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Temporal range: Tithonian
Palaeomedusa testa.jpg
Palaeomedusa testa fossil at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Thalassemydidae
Genus: Palaeomedusa
P. testa
Binomial name
Palaeomedusa testa
Meyer, 1860
  • Eurysternum crassipes Wagner 1859

Palaeomedusa testa is an extinct species of sea turtle from the Tithonian of the Late Jurassic (145.5 to 150.8 million years ago). It was first described by the German palaeontologist Christian Erich Hermann von Meyer in 1860. It is the only species classified under the genus Palaeomedusa.[1]

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  1. ^ Walter G. Joyce (2003). "A new Late Jurassic turtle specimen and the taxonomy of Palaeomedusa testa and Eurysternum wagleri" (PDF). PaleoBios. 23 (3): 1–8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-01.