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Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae
Holotype. A partial shell, now lost, first figured by Owen and Bell (1849, plate XXIII) (Figure 1.13-14). Neotype. The almost complete shell NHMUK 39449, which is the holotype of ‘Emys conybearii’ Owen, 1858 (Figure 1.1-8).
It was recombined as Palemys bowerbankii by Pérez-García (2018).
|Year||Name and author|
|1842||Platemys bowerbankii Owen p. 163|
|1849||Emys laevis Bell p. 70 figs. plate 12|
|1849||Emys delabechei Bell p. 74|
|1849||Emys conybearii Owen|
|1849||Emys delabechii Owen and Bell|
|1849||Emys laevis Owen and Bell p. 70 figs. plate 12|
|1858||Emys conybearii Owen|
|1889||Dacochelys delabechei Lydekker pp. 173-174|
|2006||Palaeaspis conybearii Gaffney et al. p. 109|
|2018||Palemys bowerbankii Pérez-García|
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|A. Pérez-García 2018||Member of Bothremydini characterized by the following combination of characters: relatively large shell, exceeding 45 cm; elongated and elliptical carapace, its length being almost 1.4 times that of its width; slightly wider than long nuchal plate; seven neurals, the first five being notably longer than wide, especially the first, which is more than twice as long as wide; antero-lateral margins of the first vertebral scute reaching the second pair of peripherals; first vertebral as wide as the second; first to third vertebrals wider than long; overlap of the first pair of marginals on more than half of the nuchal anterolateral margins; outer surface of the carapace and plastral plates lacking a well-developed ornamental pattern; long plastral bridge, longer than the plastral lobes; broad plastral lobes (the anterior being more than twice as wide as it is long), with sub-straight lateral margins; trapezoidal anterior lobe; short and wide anal notch; posterior end of the entoplastron anterior to the plastral bridge level; longer than wide mesoplastra; medial contact of the humeral scutes; overlap of the anterior region of the pectorals on the epiplastra; long overlap of the pectorals on the entoplastron; pectorals not reaching the anterior margins of the mesoplastra.|