Chedighaii barberi Schmidt 1940 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Alternative combinations: Bothremys barberi, Podocnemis barberi

Synonym: Podocnemis alabamae Zangerl 1948

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

See also Gaffney et al. 2009, Gaffney et al. 2009, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Zangerl 1948

Sister taxon: Chedighaii hutchisoni

Type specimens:

  • Chedighaii barberi: FMNH P26055, a shell (nearly complete shell). Its type locality is Gully on Presley Farm, near Delight, which is in a Campanian carbonate marl in the Brownstone Marl Formation of Arkansas.
  • Podocnemis alabamae: FMNH P27370, a shell (a nearly complete shell with pelvis). Its type locality is G. S. Moore Farm, which is in a Santonian carbonate limestone in Alabama.

Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (7: Arkansas, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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