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
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
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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