†family Sandownidae Tong and Meylan 2013 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Sandownidae

Full reference: H. Tong and P. Meylan. 2013. Morphology and Relationships of Brachyopsemys tingitana gen. et sp. nov. from the Early Paleocene of Morocco and Recognition of the New Eucryptodiran Turtle Family: Sandownidae. Morphology and Evolution of Turtles 187-212

Parent taxon: Eucryptodira according to H. Tong and P. Meylan 2013

Sister taxa: Angolachelonia, Borealochelys, Centrocryptodira, Enaliochelys, Hoyasemys, Hylaeochelys, Nanhsiungchelyidae, Polycryptodira, Sinemydidae, Sinochelyidae, Tienfucheloides

Subtaxa: Angolachelys Brachyopsemys Leyvachelys Sandownia

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Type: Sandownia

Ecology: aquatic omnivore


• Paleocene of Morocco (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Angola (1), Colombia (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: Texas)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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