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Foxemys, a new side-necked turtle (Bothremydidae, Pelomedusoides) from the late Cretaceous of France. American Museum novitates ; no. 3251

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dc.contributor.author Tong, Haiyan. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Buffetaut, Eric. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:52:03Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:52:03Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3157
dc.description 19 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Associated skull and shell material from the late Cretaceous (probably Maastrichtian) of Fox Amphoux, southern France, is the new pleurodire taxon Foxemys mechinorum. Foxemys is a member of the pelomedusoid family Bothremydidae because it has these synapomorphies of that group: quadrate-basisphenoid covers prootic ventrally, stapedial canal opens anteriorly, precolumellar fossa absent, and eustachian tube separated from incisura columellae auris. A PAUP analysis of 23 characters and four bothremydid taxa has resulted in one cladogram showing Foxemys as the sister taxon to Taphrosphys, Bothremys, and Rosasia. Only one character, an open incisura columellae auris in Foxemys (closed in the three others), is the basis for this relationship, however, and it is considered to be weakly supported. The skull and shell of Foxemys are most similar to Polysternon provinciale from the Campanian of Villevayrac, France. The skull of Foxemys is similar to Polysternon in being wedge-shaped with a posteriorly expanded triturating surface. These genera differ from each other in that Polysternon has its mandibular condyles well anterior to the occipital condyle while in Foxemys these structures are nearly lined up transversely"--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. 3251 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3251, 1998 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Foxemys mechinorum. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil -- France -- Fox Amphoux (Var) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- France -- Fox Amphoux (Var) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- France -- Fox Amphoux (Var) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- France -- Fox Amphoux (Var) en_US
dc.title Foxemys, a new side-necked turtle (Bothremydidae, Pelomedusoides) from the late Cretaceous of France. American Museum novitates ; no. 3251 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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