Bairdemys Gaffney and Wood 2002 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemidae

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney and R. C. Wood. 2002. Bairdemys, a New Side-Necked Turtle (Pelomedusoides: Podocnemididae) from the Miocene of the Caribbean. 3359:1-28

Parent taxon: Stereogenyina according to G. S. Ferreira et al. 2015

See also Cadena et al. 2012, de la Fuente et al. 2014, Gaffney et al. 2011, Gaffney and Wood 2002, Riff et al. 2010 and Sanchez-Villagra and Scheyer 2010

Sister taxon: Bairdemydita

Subtaxa: Bairdemys hartsteini Bairdemys healeyorum Bairdemys sanchezi Bairdemys thalassica Bairdemys venezuelensis Bairdemys winklerae

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Panama (1 collection), United States (1: Puerto Rico), Venezuela (8)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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