Palaeomedusa testa von Meyer 1860

Reptilia - Testudines - Eurysternidae

Alternative combination: Thalassemys marina

Synonym: Eurysternum crassipes Wagner 1861 [objective synonym]

Full reference: H. von Meyer. 1860. Zur Fauna der Vorwelt. Reptilien aus dem lithographischen Schiefer des Jura in Deutschland und Frankreich. 1-142

Belongs to Palaeomedusa according to J. Anquetin et al. 2017

See also Bräm 1965, Joyce 2003, Lortet 1892 and Wagner 1861

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Palaeomedusa testa: SMNS 10817, a partial shell (a partial carapace with associated steinkern and the right half of a plastron). Its type locality is Compsognathus type, Kelheim (BSP), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Eurysternum crassipes: BSPG AS I 818, a partial skeleton (partial anterior half of a carapace with skull, articulated cervical series, and complete right and partial left forelimbs).


• Jurassic of Germany (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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