Caririemys, in allusion to the town of Santana do Cariri, where most of the fossils from the Romualdo Member come from and emys, from the Greek language turtle
Full reference: G. R. Oliveira and A. W. A. Kellner. 2007. A new side-necked turtle (Pleurodira, Pelomedusoides) from the Santana Formation (Early Cretaceous), Araripe Basin, Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa 1425:53-61
Sister taxa: Apodichelys, Araripemydidae, Chrysemys montolivensis, Francemys, Naiadochelys, Palaeaspis, Panpodocnemidae, Peiropemydidae, Pelomedusera, Podocnemidera, Podocnemidoidea, Taphrosphys dares, Taphrosphys miocenica
Subtaxa: Caririemys violetae
Type: Caririemys violetae
Ecology: amphibious omnivore
Distribution: found only at Santana do Cariri (general) (Cretaceous of Brazil)
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