Temporal range: Eocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Tribe: Taphrosphyini
Subtribe: Taphrosphyina
Genus: Rhothonemys
Gaffney, Tong & Meylan, 2006
R. brinkmani
Binomial name
Rhothonemys brinkmani
Gaffney, Tong & Meylan, 2006

Rhonthonemies is an extinct genus of bothremydid pleurodiran turtle that was discovered in Morocco. [1] The genus consists solely of type species R. brinkmani.


Rhonthonemies was discovered in the Ouled Abdoun Basin of Morocco, and is known from exclusively from a partial skull, lacking the palate and basicranium, and a lower jaw.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b E. S. Gaffney, H. Tong, and P. A. Meylan. 2006. Evolution of the side-necked turtles: The families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 300:1-318 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
  2. ^ Fossilworks: Rhonthonemys