Sankuchemys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the late Cretaceous of India. American Museum novitates ; no. 3405

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dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sahni, Ashok.
dc.contributor.author Schleich, Herman.
dc.contributor.author Singh, Swarn Deep.
dc.contributor.author Srivastava, Rahul.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:39:49Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:39:49Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2831
dc.description 10 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 10). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The Maastrichtian Deccan Intertrappean beds of Amboli Quarry, Bombay, yielded the skull of a new genus of side-necked turtle. Sankuchemys sethnai, new genus and species, is a pelomedusoid pleurodire belonging to the family Bothremydidae Baur, 1891, based on these characters: (1) exoccipital-quadrate contact, and (2) foramen stapedio-temporale not visible in dorsal view. Sankuchemys is most closely related to Kurmademys from the Maastrichtian of Tamil Nadu, because among bothremydids they uniquely share a highly emarginated temporal roof and a small postorbital. Sankuchemys is unique among bothremydids in having an accessory ridge on the triturating surface"--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. 3405 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3405, 2003 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sankuchemys sethnai. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil -- India -- Bombay Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- India -- Bombay Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- India -- Bombay Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- India -- Bombay Region. en_US
dc.title Sankuchemys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the late Cretaceous of India. American Museum novitates ; no. 3405 en_US
dc.title.alternative Sankuchemys, 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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