Araripemys barretoi Price 1973 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Araripemydidae

Synonym: Araripemys arturi Fielding et al. 2005

Full reference: L. I. Price. 1973. Quelônio amphichelydia no Cretáceo inferior do nordeste do Brazil. Revista Brasileira do Geociências 3:84-96

Belongs to Araripemys according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

See also Campos and de Broin 1981, Fielding et al. 2005, Gaffney et al. 2006, Meylan 1996, Oliveira and Kellner 2007, Oliveira and Romano 2007, Price 1973 and Sereno and ElShafie 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Araripemys barretoi: DGM-DNPM 756-R, a partial shell (shell lacking anterior margin). Its type locality is Gypsum mine, ca. 2 km NE Santana do Cariri, which is in an Aptian terrestrial horizon in the Romualdo Formation of Brazil.
  • Araripemys arturi: SMNK-PAL 3979, a partial skeleton (partial skeleton with associated soft tissues on a slab of laminated, cream-coloured limestone). Its type locality is Nova Olinda quarries, which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large lime mudstone/mudstone in the Crato Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: amphibious omnivore


• Cretaceous of Brazil (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections including 5 occurrences

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