Polysternon atlanticum Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1996 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Belongs to Polysternon according to E. S. Gaffney et al. 2006

See also Pérez-García 2017 and Rabi et al. 2012

Sister taxon: Polysternon provinciale

Type specimen: MCNAV, Gasteiz #6316, a partial shell (isolated nuchal bone)

Ecology: amphibious omnivore


• Cretaceous of Spain (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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