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Volume 20, issue 2
Foss. Rec., 20, 245–251, 2017
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Special issue: Secondary adaptation of tetrapods to life in water...

Foss. Rec., 20, 245–251, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Oct 2017

Research article | 11 Oct 2017

Identification of the African–European Erymnochelys group (Pleurodira, Podocnemididae) in the Belgian fossil record: first finding of Eocenochelus eremberti outside its type locality

Adán Pérez-García and Thierry Smith

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Andrews, C. W.: On a new species of chelonian (Podocnemis aegyptica) from the Lower Miocene of Egypt, Geol. Mag., 7, 1–2, 1900.
Andrews, C. W.: On some pleurodiran chelonians from the Eocene of the Fayum, Egypt, The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 11, 115–122, 1903.
Batsch, G. C.: Versuch einer Anleitung, zur Kenntniß und Geschichte der Thiere und Mineralien, Akademie Buchhandlung, 1788.
Bergounioux, F. M.: Les Chéloniens fóssiles des terrains tertiaires del Vénétie, Memoire degli istituti di Geologica e Mineralogia dell'Università di Padova, 18, 1–115, 1954.
Cadena, E.: A global phylogeny of Pelomedusoides turtles with new material of Neochelys franzeni Schleich, 1993 (Testudines, Podocnemididae) from the middle Eocene, Messel Pit, of Germany, PeerJ, 3, e1221,, 2015.
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A partial carapace of a turtle from the middle Eocene of Saint-Gilles is presented here. Although it was donated to the Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique (Brussels, Belgium) more than a century ago, it remained undescribed. Its study allows us to recognize the second pleurodiran turtle in the Belgian fossil record. It is the first partial articulate shell of a pleurodiran recognized in Belgium, and the only member of this clade recognized in this country at specific level.
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