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A review of the fossil turtles of Australia. American Museum novitates ; no. 2720

Show simple item record Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US 2005-10-06T18:15:39Z 2005-10-06T18:15:39Z 1981 en_US
dc.description 38 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-38). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The Australian fossil record has yielded sparse but identifiable specimens of Trionychidae (?Miocene-Recent), Carretochelyidae (Pliocene-Recent), Chelidae (Micoene-Recent), Chelonioidea (Cretaceous-Recent), and Meiolaniidae (Miocene-Pleistocene). As is the case with the Recent turtle fauna, the side-necked chelids are the most common and most widespread fossil turtles. With the possible exception of the poorly known Cretaceous Chelycarapookus, the meiolaniids are the only major group present in the fossil record that is not represented in the Recent Australasian fauna. Various new taxa of chelids reported by De Vis around the turn of the century are not diagnosable beyond family. There are no extinct chelid species that can be substantiated at present"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2720 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2720, 1981 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil -- Australia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- Australia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Australia. en_US
dc.title A review of the fossil turtles of Australia. American Museum novitates ; no. 2720 en_US
dc.title.alternative Fossil turtles en_US
dc.type text en_US

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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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