Warkalania

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Warkalania
Temporal range: Oligocene or early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Meiolaniidae
Genus: Warkalania
Gaffney et al., 1992
species
  • W. carinaminor

Warkalania is an extinct genus of Australian meiolaniid turtle from the Oligocene or early Miocene of Riversleigh, Queensland. It is unique among this group in having small, low ridges instead of long horns.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaffney, Eugene S., Archer, Michael, and White, Arthur. Warkaiania, a New Meiolaniid Turtle from the Tertiary Riversleigh Deposits of Queensland, Australia. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1992. 9(1):35-48