Baena arenosa Leidy 1870 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Baenidae

Synonyms: Baena clara Hay 1908, Baena emiliae Hay 1908, Baena sima Hay 1908, Stylemys emiliae Hay 1908

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1870. [Descriptions of Emys jaenesi, E. haydeni, Baena arenosa, and Saniwa ensidens]. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 1870:123-124

Belongs to Baena according to W. G. Joyce and T. R. Lyson 2015

See also Cope 1873, Cope 1875, Cope 1877, Cope 1882, Cope 1884, Gaffney 1972, Gilmore 1915, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Leidy 1870, Leidy 1873, Perea et al. 2014, Vlachos 2017 and Zonneveld et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Baena affinis, Baena escavada, Baena hayi

Type specimens:

  • Baena arenosa: USNM 103, a partial shell. Its type locality is junction of the Big Sandy and Green river, which is in a Ypresian/Lutetian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Baena clara: AMNH 1675, a shell.
  • Baena emiliae: AMNH 1925, a shell. Its type locality is White River near Ouray, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.
  • Baena sima: AMNH 5971, a skeleton (skull, shell and postcranium). Its type locality is Little Dry Creek, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Eocene of United States (28: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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