For Marcelo R. Sanchez-Villagra in recognition of his contributions to Bairdemys systematics and for his paleontological explorations in Venezuela.
Full reference: E. S. Gaffney, T. M. Scheyer, K. G. Johnson, J. Bocquetin, and O. A. Aguilera. 2008. Two new species of the side necked turtle genus, Bairdemys (Pleurodira, Podocnemididae), from the Miocene of Venezuela. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 82(2):209-229
Type specimen: AMU-CURS 186, a partial skeleton (Skull, jaws, and anterior plastral fragment). Its type locality is Tio Gregorio, which is in a Miocene fluvial-deltaic claystone in the Urumaco Formation of Venezuela.
Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore
Distribution: found only at Tio Gregorio
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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