Algorachelus parvus Haas 1978 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Alternative combination: Podocnemis parva

Synonym: Podocnemis judaea Haas 1978

Full reference: G. Haas. 1978. A Cretaceous pleurodire turtle from the surroundings of Jerusalem. Israel Journal of Zoology 27(1):20-33

Belongs to Algorachelus according to A. Pérez-García 2018

See also Gaffney et al. 2006, Haas 1978, Haas 1978 and Haas 1979

Sister taxa: Algorachelus peregrinus, Algorachelus tibert

Type specimens:

  • Algorachelus parvus: HUJP-Testudinata-3, a shell (nearly complete shell). Its type locality is 'Ein Yabrud quarries, which is in a Cenomanian carbonate limestone in the Bet Meir or Amminadav Formation of Palestinian Territory.
  • Podocnemis judaea: HUJP 3664, an osteoderm (shell). Its type locality is 'Ein Yabrud quarries, which is in a Cenomanian carbonate limestone in the Bet Meir or Amminadav Formation of Palestinian Territory.

Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution: found only at 'Ein Yabrud quarries

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