Azabbaremys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the Paleocene of Mali. American Museum novitates ; no. 3320

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dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Moody, Richard, 1939- en_US
dc.contributor.author Walker, Cyril Alexander. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:43:38Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:43:38Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2937
dc.description 16 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-16). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The Paleocene Teberemt Formation in eastern Mali has yielded the skull of a new genus of side-necked turtle, Azabbaremys moragjonesi, new genus and species. Azabbaremys is a pelomedusoid pleurodire belonging to the family Bothremydidae Baur, 1891, based on these characters: (1) precolumellar fossa absent, (2) occipital condyle consisting only of exoccipitals, (3) foramen stapedio-temporale not visible in dorsal view and very close to foramen nervi trigemini, (4) eustachian tube and stapes separated by bone, (5) incisura columellae auris closed, and (6) exoccipital contacts quadrate. Within the Bothremydidae, Azabbaremys is best resolved as a member of the group containing Taphrosphys, Nigeremys, and Arenila because it has a dorsally arched palate and an open postorbital wall"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3320 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3320, 2001 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Azabbaremys moragjonesi. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil -- Mali. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- Mali. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Paleocene -- Mali. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Mali. en_US
dc.title Azabbaremys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the Paleocene of Mali. American Museum novitates ; no. 3320 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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