Ilatardia
Temporal range: Maastrichtian
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Clade: Bothremydodda
Tribe: Taphrosphyini
Genus: Ilatardia
Pérez-García, 2019
Species:
I. cetiotesta
Binomial name
Ilatardia cetiotesta
Pérez-García, 2019

Ilatardia is an extinct genus of bothremydid pleurodiran turtle that was discovered in the Farin Doutchi Formation of Niger.[1] The genus consists solely of type species I. cetiotesta.[2]

Discovery

The holotype of Ilatardia was discovered in the Farin-Doutchi Formation of Niger. It consists entirely of a large, relatively complete skull, around 20 cm in length.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b A. Pérez-García, 2019 "A new member of Taphrosphyini (Pleurodira, Bothremydidae) from the Maastrichtian of Niger." Journal of African Earth Sciences 158:103548:1-8 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/P. Mannion]
  2. ^ "Fossilworks: Ilatardia". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 2021-01-05.