Bothremys Leidy 1865 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Synonym: Karkaemys Zalmout et al. 2005

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1865. Cretaceous reptiles of the United States. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 192:1-135

Parent taxon: Bothremydina according to E. S. Gaffney et al. 2009

See also Carroll 1988, Gaffney et al. 2001, Gaffney et al. 2009, Gaffney et al. 2006, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Leidy 1865, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Zalmout et al. 2005 and Zug 2001

Sister taxa: Algorachelus, Araiochelys, Zolhafah

Subtaxa: Bothremys arabicus Bothremys cooki Bothremys kellyi Bothremys maghrebiana

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Type: Bothremys cookii

Ecology: amphibious omnivore


• Paleocene of Morocco (3 collections), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Jordan (1), United States (7: Alabama, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina)

Total: 13 collections including 14 occurrences

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