Stupendemys geographicus Wood 1976 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemidae

Full reference: R. C. Wood. 1976. Stupendemys geographicus, the world's largest turtle. Breviora 436:1-31

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

See also Riff et al. 2010, Sanchez-Villagra and Scheyer 2010 and Wood 1976

Sister taxon: Stupendemys souzai

Type specimen: MCNC 244, a partial skeleton (medial portion of the carapace with associated left femur, fragments of the scapulocoracoid and a cervical vertebra). Its type locality is West of Quebrado Tio Gregorio, which is in a Huayquerian fluvial-deltaic siliciclastic in the Urumaco Formation of Venezuela.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Venezuela (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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