Azabbaremys
Temporal range: Paleocene, 61.7–55.8 Ma[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Tribe: Taphrosphyini
Subtribe: Taphrosphyina
Genus: Azabbaremys
Gaffney, Moody & Walker, 2001[2]
Species:
A. moragjonesi
Binomial name
Azabbaremys moragjonesi
Gaffney, Moody & Walker, 2001[2]

Azabbaremys is an extinct genus of bothremydid pleurodiran turtle that was discovered in the Teberemt Formation of Mali.[1][2] The genus consists solely of the type species Azabbaremys moragjonesi.[1][3]

Discovery

Azabbaremys was discovered in the Teberemt Formation of Mali, which dates back to the Paleocene.[2]

Description

The holotype of Azabbaremys is a nearly complete skull, completely lacking the lower jaw.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "†Azabbaremys Gaffney et al. 2001". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  2. ^ a b c d e Gaffney, Eugene S.; Moody, Richard & Walker, Cyril Alexander (2001). "Azabbaremys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the Paleocene of Mali". American Museum Novitates (3320): 1–16. hdl:2246/2937.
  3. ^ "Azabbaremys - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2021-01-05.