Fossil Turtles from the Neogene Strata in the Sinda Basin, Eastern Zaire

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  • HIRAYAMA Ren
    Department of Information, Teikyo University of Technology

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Abstract

Fossil turtles collected from the Sinda Beds of eastern Zaire contain three families. They are Erymnochelys sp. of family Pelomedusidae, gen. et sp. Indet. of family Carettochelyidae, and gen. et sp. indet of family Trionychidae. Among them is the first known occurrence from Africa of carettochelyid, the pig-nosed turtle, Erymnochelys, the bigheaded side necked turtle, while once flourished in African during Tertiary, is restricted to Madagascar, today. All of these are presumed to have had aquatic habitat in rivers and lakes.

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  • CRID
    1390009224834815104
  • NII Article ID
    110001018763
  • NII Book ID
    AA10636379
  • DOI
    10.14989/68363
  • HANDLE
    2433/68363
  • ISSN
    02869667
  • Text Lang
    en
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • IRDB
    • CiNii Articles
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