Notoemys zapatocaensis, a new side-necked turtle (Pleurodira, Platychelyidae) from the early Cretaceous of Colombia. American Museum novitates ; no. 3470

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dc.contributor.author Cadena Rueda, Edwin Alberto. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:38:09Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:38:09Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2780
dc.description 19 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 19). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A carapace and posterior plastral lobe from the early Cretaceous Valanginian of northeastern Colombia is a new species of the pleurodire Notoemys. It is a pleurodire based on the sutured pelvis and xiphiplastral notch. Notoemys zapatocaensis, n.sp., differs from the other two species of Notoemys, N. oxfordiensis and N. laticentralis, in having a slightly serrated posterior margin, a very small third peripheral, no contact of costal 1 and peripheral 3, and protuberances developed on the pleural and vertebral scale areas. Notoemys zapatocaensis, n.sp., extends the distribution of Notoemys from Argentina and Cuba to Colombia geographically, and from the 156 mya Oxfordian late Jurassic to the 135 mya Valanginian early Cretaceous. Reanalysis based on morphology of the new shell suggests that Notoemys is the sister taxon to the late Jurassic European Platychelys based on the common possession of a very large costovertebral tunnel, tubercle on anterior margin of first thoracic rib, wide, flat thoracic ribs, and a first thoracic centrum that is wider than high"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3470 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3470, 2005 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Notoemys zapatocaensis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil -- Colombia -- Zapatoca. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- Colombia -- Zapatoca. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- Colombia -- Zapatoca. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Colombia -- Zapatoca. en_US
dc.title Notoemys zapatocaensis, a new side-necked turtle (Pleurodira, Platychelyidae) from the early Cretaceous of Colombia. American Museum novitates ; no. 3470 en_US
dc.title.alternative New side-necked turtle en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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