Temporal range: Maastrichtian–Eocene
Nigeremys gigantea.jpg
Nigeremys fossil skull
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Genus: Nigeremys
Broin, 1977
N. gigantea
Binomial name
Nigeremys gigantea
Broin, 1977

Nigeremys ("Niger turtle") is an extinct genus of bothremydid pleurodiran turtle from Niger, Mali and Syria.[1] The genus consists exclusively of type species N. gigantea.[2]


Nigeremys was described in 1977.[1]


  1. ^ a b F. Broin. 1977. Contribution a l'etude des Cheloniens. Cheloniens continentaux due Cretace et du Tertiare de France. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Nouvelle Serie, Serie C, Sciences de la terre 38:1-366
  2. ^ Fossilworks: Phosphatochelys Retrieved 2021-01-05