Stupendemys souzai Bocquetin and Melo 2006 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemidae

Named in honour of the palaeontologist Jonas Pereira de Souza Filho

Full reference: J. Bocquetin and J. Melo. 2006. Stupendemys souza sp. nov. (Pleurodira, Podocnemididae) from the Miocene - Pliocene of the Solimoes Formation, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 9(2):187-192

Belongs to Stupendemys according to D. Riff et al. 2010

See also Bocquetin and Melo 2006, Oliveira and Romano 2007 and Sanchez-Villagra and Scheyer 2010

Sister taxon: Stupendemys geographicus

Type specimen: UFAC 1764, a limb element (right humerus). Its type locality is Patos, Rio Acre, which is in a Miocene alluvial fan conglomerate/sandstone in the Solimoes Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Patos, Rio Acre

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