Acleistochelys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the Paleocene of Mali ; American Museum novitates, no. 3549

Show simple item record Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US Roberts, Eric M. en_US Sissoko, Famory. en_US Bouaré, Mohamed L. en_US Tapanila, Leif Michael. en_US O'Leary, Maureen A. (Maureen Ann) en_US 2007-01-25T17:09:18Z 2007-01-25T17:09:18Z 2007 en_US
dc.description 24 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-24). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The Paleocene Teberemt Formation south of the Adrar des Iforas Mountains, between Saguirilidad and In Fargas, Mali, yielded a nearly complete skull of a new genus and species of side-necked turtle, Acleistochelys maliensis. Acleistochelys is a member of the family Bothremydidae Baur, 1891, because: (1) the fossa precolumellaris is absent, (2) the foramen stapedio-temporale faces anteriorly, (3) the eustachian tube is separated from the stapes by bone, and (4) an exoccipital-quadrate contact is present. Within the Bothremydidae, Acleistochelys belongs to the tribe Taphrosphyini because: (1) the maxilla-quadratojugal contact is absent, (2) the palate is dorsally arched, (3) there is only a small contribution of the palatine to the triturating surfaces, and (4) the septum orbitotemporale is at least partially open. Acleistochelys is most closely related to Azabbaremys because both share a narrow vomer lacking a posterior attachment to the palatines. The specimen was found in a marine limestone associated with crocodiles, echinoids, and mollusks"--P. [1]. en_US
dc.format.extent 2921300 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
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. 3549 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3549, 2007 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Acleistochelys maliensis. 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.subject.lcsh Teberemt Formation. en_US
dc.title Acleistochelys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the Paleocene of Mali ; American Museum novitates, no. 3549 en_US
dc.title.alternative New side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides, Bothremydidae) from the Paleocene of Mali en_US
dc.title.alternative New side-necked turtle from Mali en_US
dc.type text en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • 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.

Show simple item record

Search Entire Repository

Advanced Search


My Account