Sokatra
Temporal range: 70.6–66 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Sahonachelyidae
Genus: Sokatra
Gaffney and Krause 2011
Type species
Sokatra antitra
Gaffney and Krause 2011

Sokatra is an extinct genus of pleurodiran turtle, known from the Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Maevarano Formation of Madagascar.[1] It belongs to the family Sahonachelyidae.[2]

References

  1. ^ Gaffney, Eugene S.; Krause, David W. (22 December 2011). "Sokatra , a New Side-Necked Turtle (Late Cretaceous, Madagascar) and the Diversification of the Main Groups of Pelomedusoides". American Museum Novitates (3728): 1–28. doi:10.1206/3728.2. ISSN 0003-0082. S2CID 83533723.
  2. ^ Joyce, W. G.; Rollot, Y.; Evers, S. W.; Lyson, T. R.; Rahantarisoa, L. J.; Krause, D. W. (2021). "A new pelomedusoid turtle, Sahonachelys mailakavava, from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar provides evidence for convergent evolution of specialized suction feeding among pleurodires". Royal Society Open Science. 8 (5): Article ID 210098. Bibcode:2021RSOS....810098J. doi:10.1098/rsos.210098. PMC 8097199. PMID 34035950.