†unranked clade Pelomedusera Gaffney et al. 2006 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney, H. Tong, and P. A. Meylan. 2006. Evolution of the side-necked turtles: The families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 300:1-318

Parent taxon: Pelomedusoides according to E. S. Gaffney et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Apodichelys, Araripemydidae, Caririemys, Chrysemys montolivensis, Francemys, Naiadochelys, Palaeaspis, Panpodocnemidae, Peiropemydidae, Podocnemidera, Podocnemidoidea, Taphrosphys dares, Taphrosphys miocenica

Subtaxa: Pelomedusidae

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Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Eritrea (2 collections), Kenya (3), Mali (2), Niger (3), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene to Holocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Kenya (1), Malawi (1), Uganda (2)

• Pliocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Kenya (2), Malawi (1), South Africa (1), Uganda (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (1), Tanzania (1), Uganda (4), Zaire (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), India (1), Iraq (1), Kenya (12), Saudi Arabia (4), Uganda (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

• Oligocene of Puerto Rico (1), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Libya (1), Spain (4)

• Paleocene of Saudi Arabia (7)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Morocco (1)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (2), France (4), India (7), Libya (1), Niger (2), Palestinian Territory (1), Peru (1), Spain (1)

• Jurassic of Ethiopia (1)

Total: 86 collections including 88 occurrences

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