Galianemys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the late Cretaceous of Morocco. American Museum novitates ; no. 3379

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dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Tong, Haiyan. en_US
dc.contributor.author Meylan, Peter A. (Peter Andre) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:41:08Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:41:08Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2868
dc.description 20 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-20). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The Cenomanian redbeds of southern Morocco have yielded skulls of a new genus and two new species of side-necked turtles, Galianemys whitei and Galianemys emringeri. The genus is based on a series of nine well-preserved skulls and three partial skulls. Galianemys is a pelomedusoid pleurodire belonging to the family Bothremydidae Baur, 1891, because it has: (1) precolumellar fossa absent, (2) foramen stapedio-temporale facing anteriorly, (3) eustachian tube separated from stapes by bone, and (4) exoccipital-quadrate contact. Within the Bothremydidae Galianemys is best resolved as the sister group to Cearachelys because both have the jugal retracted from the orbital margin and a small, slitlike fenestra postotica. Galianemys emringeri has a deep fossa pterygoidei, ventrally exposed prootic, foramen nervi facialis and foramen nervi vidiani, a thicker labial ridge, and the jugal not exposed on the triturating surface, while Galianemys whitei has a shallow fossa pterygoidei, covered prootic and foramen nervi facialis and vidiani, a thinner labial ridge, and a jugal exposed 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. 3379 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3379, 2002 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Galianemys whitei. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Galianemys emringeri. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil -- Morocco. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- Morocco. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- Morocco. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Morocco. en_US
dc.title Galianemys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the late Cretaceous of Morocco. American Museum novitates ; no. 3379 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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