Bairdemys healeyorum Weems and Knight 2013 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemidae

Full reference: R. E. Weems and J. L. Knight. 2013. A New Species of Bairdemys (Pelomedusoides: Podocnemididae) from the Oligocene (Early Chattian) Chandler Bridge Formation of South Carolina, USA, and Its Paleobiogeographic Implications for the Genus. Morphology and Evolution of Turtles 289-303

Belongs to Bairdemys according to R. E. Weems and J. L. Knight 2013

Sister taxa: Bairdemys hartsteini, Bairdemys sanchezi, Bairdemys thalassica, Bairdemys venezuelensis, Bairdemys winklerae

Type specimen: SCSM SC 90.16, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Crowfield Lake, which is in a Chattian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal sandstone in the Chandler Bridge Formation of South Carolina.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Crowfield Lake

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