Temporal range: Albian
~112.6–109.0 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Araripemydidae
Genus: Araripemys
Price, 1973
A. barretoi
Binomial name
Araripemys barretoi
Price, 1973

Araripemys is an extinct marine[1] turtle genus from 112 to 109 million years ago, in the Early Cretaceous Crato and Romualdo Formations of the Araripe Basin in northeastern Brazil. It is one of the oldest known pleurodires.[2]

Araripemys barretoi
Araripemys barretoi


  1. ^ Kischlat, E.-E & Campos, D. de 1990. Some osteological aspects of Araripemys barretoi Price, 1973 (Chelonii, Pleurodira, Araripemydidae). In Atas do I Simpósio sobre a Bacia do Araripe e Bacias Interiores do Nordeste Crato, 14 a 16 de junho de 1990, pp. 387-395.
  2. ^ Dixon, Dougal (2014). The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures. London: Hermes House. p. 279. ISBN 978-1-84681-209-5.