Caririemys Oliveira and Kellner 2007 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

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

Parent taxon: Pelomedusoides according to G. R. Oliveira and A. W. A. Kellner 2007

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

Subtaxa: Caririemys violetae

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Type: Caririemys violetae

Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution: found only at Santana do Cariri (general) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

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