Podocnemis brasiliensis Staesche 1937 (river turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemidae

TYPE SPECIMEN: DGM 214-R in Price (1953: 12) but DGM 2980 in Candeiro et al. (2006: 927). Correct number is MCT 214-R (G.R. Oliveira, personal commun.). Partial plastron figured in Staesche (1937: fig. 1 [restored], pls. 16, 17) and Price (1953: figs. 1, 2.).

Full reference: K. Staesche. 1937. Podocnemis brasiliensis n. sp. aus der Obern Kreide Brasiliens. Neues Jahrbuch der Mineralogie, Geologie und Palaeontologie B 77:291-309

Belongs to Podocnemis according to K. Staesche 1937

See also Campos and de Broin 1981, Romano and Azevedo 2007 and Romano et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Podocnemis argentinensis, Podocnemis bassleri, Podocnemis bramlyi, Podocnemis erythrocephala, Podocnemis expansa, Podocnemis freibergi, Podocnemis geologorum, Podocnemis harrisi, Podocnemis lewyana, Podocnemis medemi, Podocnemis negrii, Podocnemis pritchardi, Podocnemis sextuberculata, Podocnemis stromeri, Podocnemis unifilis, Podocnemis vogli

Type specimen: MCT 214-R, a partial shell (partial plastron). Its type locality is Between JupiƔ and AraƧatuba (Km 101-104), which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Adamantina Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore


• Paleocene of Bolivia (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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