Nigeremys Broin 1977 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Synonym: Potamochelys Fitzinger 1843

Full reference: F. Broin. 1977. Contribution a l'etude des Cheloniens. Cheloniens continentaux due Cretace et du Tertiare de France. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Nouvelle Serie, Serie C, Sciences de la terre 38:1-366

Parent taxon: Bothremydidae according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

See also Carroll 1988 and Gaffney et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Arenila, Atolchelys, Azabbaremys, Bothremydinae, Bothremydodda, Cearachelys, Chedighaii, Elochelys, Galianemys, Inaechelys, Kurmademydinae, Kurmademys, Labrostochelys, Palemys, Phosphatochelys, Podocnemis somaliensis, Rhothonemys, Rosasia, Sankuchemys, Taphrosphys, Ummulisani

Subtaxa: Nigeremys gigantea

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Type: Nigeremys gigantea

Ecology: amphibious omnivore


• Eocene of Mali (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Niger (1), Syria (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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