E. Setiyabudi 2009

Full reference
E. Setiyabudi. 2009. An Early Pleistocene giant tortoise (Reptilia ; Testudines ; Testudinidae) from the Bumiayu area, Central Java, Indonesia. Journal of Fossil Research 42(1):1-11 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]
ID number:  66692
Created:  2018-08-30 18:25:26
Publication type:  journal article
Taxonomy:  stated with evidence
Language:  English
Comments: A well-preserved specimen of a gigantic testudinid tortoise from the Early Pleistocene Kali Glagah Formation of the Bumiayu area, Central Java, Indonesia is described in detail. The Bumiayu specimen is referable to the largest testudinid, Megalochelys sivalensis, typically known from the Plio- Pleistocene of Siwalik, Punjab, India, based on its huge size and prominent Y-shaped anterior projection of the epiplastron. Although Bumiayu specimen is identified as Megalochelys cf. sivalensis here, a few distinct characters of the former suggest the possibility of independent evolution resulting from the biogeographical isolation of the insular form from the continental population.
Taxonomic opinions (3) - view classification
'Colossochelys atlas is an objective synonym of Megalochelys sivalensis' according to E. Setiyabudi 2009
'Megalochelys sivalensis belongs to Megalochelys' according to E. Setiyabudi 2009
'Megalochelys belongs to Testudinidae' according to E. Setiyabudi 2009
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