The systematics of the North American family Baenidae (Reptilia, Cryptodira). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 147, article 5

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T14:53:21Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T14:53:21Z
dc.date.issued 1972 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/1098
dc.description p. 243-319 : ill. ; 27 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-312). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A systematic revision of the North American family Baenidae has resulted in the following conclusions: 1) The family ranges from Albian, early Cretaceous, to Uintan, late Eocene, in age. 2) Definite members of the family are presently known only from North America. 3) Eight genera including nine species are soundly based on skull material: Trinitichelys hiatti, new genus and new species; Hayemys latifrons (Hay), new genus; Plesiobaena antiqua (Lambe), new genus; Plesiobaena putorius, new genus and new species; Eubaena cephalica (Hay); Stygiochelys estesi Gaffney and Hiatt; Palatobaena bairdi, new genus and new species; Baena arenosa Leidy; and Chisternon undatum (Leidy). Four more genera with one species each are known only from shells: Compsemys victa Leidy; Neurankylus eximius Lambe; Boremys pulchra Lambe; and Thescelus insiliens Hay. The following are nomina dubia: Polythorax missuriensis Cope; 'Neurankylus' wyomingensis Gilmore; 'Baena' hayi Gilmore; 'Baena' nodosa Gilmore; Chisternon interpositum Hay; 'Baena' ornata Gilmore; and 'Baena' platyplastra Gilmore. 4) The family Glyptopsidae has the nearest ancestor in common with the family Baenidae; together they constitute the superfamily Baenoidea. A classification based in part on degree of morphologic diversity but consistent with the phylogeny is developed. A strictly phylogenetic classification is also presented"--P. 245. en_US
dc.format.extent 22427997 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York : [American Museum of Natural History] en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 147, article 5 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 vol.147, art.5, 1972 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Baenidae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Baenidae -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.title The systematics of the North American family Baenidae (Reptilia, Cryptodira). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 147, article 5 en_US
dc.type text en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History
    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account