Sinemys

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Sinemys
Temporal range: Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Sinochelyidae
Genus: Sinemys
Wiman, 1930
Species
  • S. lens Wiman, 1930 (type)
  • S. gamera Brinkman and Peng, 1993
  • S. wuerhoensis Yeh, 1973

Sinemys is an extinct genus of turtle from the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous of China and Japan. Three species have been named: S. lens, the type species, from the Kimmeridgian-Tithonian of Shandong; S. gamera, from the Valanginian-Albian of Nei Mongol; and S. wuerhoensis, from the Aptian-Albian of Xinjiang.[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Sinemys, The Paleobiology Database, retrieved 2008-04-02.
  • Biology of Turtles by Jeanette Wyneken, Matthew H. Godfrey, and Vincent Bels