Kurmademys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the late Cretaceous of India. American Museum novitates ; no. 3321

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dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Chatterjee, Sankar. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rudra, Dhiraj K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:43:40Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:43:40Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2938
dc.description 16 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-16). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The Maastrichtian Kallamedu Formation of southern India near the village of Kallamedu, Tamil Nadu, has yielded skulls and postcrania of a new genus of side-necked turtle. Kurmademys kallamedensis, new genus and species, is based primarily on a single well-preserved skull. Kurmademys is a pelomedusoid pleurodire belonging to the family Bothremydidae Baur, 1891, with these bothremydid characters: (1) exoccipital-quadrate contact, (2) incisura columellae auris closed by bone, and (3) eustachian tube and stapes separated by bone. Kurmademys is unique among known bothremydids in having extensive temporal emargination, a small postorbital, a large precollumellar fossa, and a foramen posterius canalis carotici interni formed completely by the basisphenoid"--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. 3321 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3321, 2001 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Kurmademys kallamedensis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil -- India -- Kallamedu Region (Tamil Nadu) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- India -- Kallamedu Region (Tamil Nadu) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- India -- Kallamedu Region (Tamil Nadu) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- India -- Kallamedu Region (Tamil Nadu) en_US
dc.title Kurmademys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the late Cretaceous of India. American Museum novitates ; no. 3321 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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