Rosasia
Temporal range: Campanian–Maastrichtian
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Subfamily: Bothremydinae
Tribe: Bothremydini
Subtribe: Bothremydina
Genus: Rosasia
Carrington da Costa, 1940
Species:
R. sotoui
Binomial name
Rosasia sotoui
Carrington da Costa, 1940

Rosasia is an extinct genus of bothremydid pleurodiran turtle that was discovered in the Argilas de Aveiro Formation of Portugal.[1] The genus consists of a single species, R. soutoi,[1] named after Alberto Souto.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b M. S. de la Fuente, J. Sterli, and I. Maniel, 2014. "Origin, Evolution and Biogeographic History of South American Turtles". Springer Earth System Sciences [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos] http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00518-8
  2. ^ "De Rerum Natura" (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 15, 2021. Entre os fósseis daqui retirados destaca-se a carapaça de uma tartaruga, até então desconhecida, descrita em 1940 pelo Prof. Carrington da Costa, da Universidade do Porto, como espécie nova para a ciência, a que deu o nome de Rosacea [sic.] soutoi, em homenagem ao seu achador, Alberto Souto, um aveirense curioso das coisas da natureza, um exemplo que não tem encontrado seguidores. (Among the fossils taken from here, the carapace of a tortoise, previously unknown, described in 1940 by Prof. Carrington da Costa, from the University of Porto, as a new species for science, which he named Rosasia soutoi, in honor of its finder, Alberto Souto, an Aveirense curious about the things of nature, an example that has not found followers.)