Dirqadim schaefferi Gaffney et al. 2006 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Euraxemydidae

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney, H. Tong, and P. A. Meylan. 2006. Evolution of the side-necked turtles: The families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 300:1-318

Belongs to Dirqadim according to E. S. Gaffney et al. 2006

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MDEt 41, a skull (nearly complete skull). Its type locality is Hamada du Guir, which is in an Albian/Cenomanian terrestrial siliciclastic in the Tegana? Formation of Morocco.

Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Morocco (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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