Temporal range: Late Cretaceous 70.6–66 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Tribe: Kurmademydini
Genus: Kurmademys
Gaffney et al., 2001
  • Kurmademys kallamedensis

Kurmademys is an extinct genus of side-necked turtle which existed in India during the late Cretaceous period.[1] It was first named in 2001, by Eugene S. Gaffney, Sankar Chatterjee, and Dhiraj K. Rudra, and contains the species Kurmademys kallamedensis.[1] The species name is derived from the Kallamedu Formation of southern India, where the type specimen of the genus was discovered.[1] It was assigned to the family Bothremydidae.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Gaffney, Eugene S; Chatterjee, Sankar; Rudra, Dhiraj K. (2001). "Kurmademys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Late Cretaceous of India" (pdf). American Museum Novitates (3321): 1–16. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2001)321<0001:kansnt>2.0.co;2. hdl:2246/2938.