Araripemys
Temporal range: Albian
~112.6–109.0 Ma
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Araripemys
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A. barretoi

Araripemys is an extinct marine[1] turtle genus from 112 to 109 million years ago, in the Early Cretaceous Crato and Romualdo Formations of the Araripe Basin in northeastern Brazil. It is one of the oldest known pleurodires.[2]

Araripemys barretoi

References

  1. ^ Kischlat, E.-E & Campos, D. de 1990. Some osteological aspects of Araripemys barretoi Price, 1973 (Chelonii, Pleurodira, Araripemydidae). In Atas do I Simpósio sobre a Bacia do Araripe e Bacias Interiores do Nordeste Crato, 14 a 16 de junho de 1990, pp. 387-395.
  2. ^ Dixon, Dougal (2014). The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures. London: Hermes House. p. 279. ISBN 978-1-84681-209-5.