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FR | Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Foss. Rec., 23, 83–93, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-23-83-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Foss. Rec., 23, 83–93, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-23-83-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 May 2020

Research article | 14 May 2020

An alternative interpretation of Peltochelys duchastelii as a paracryptodire

Walter G. Joyce and Yann Rollot

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Peltochelys duchastelii is an enigmatic fossil turtle from the Early Cretaceous of Bernissart, Belgium. Here we provide an alternative interpretation of the morphology of this turtle, which suggests for the first time relationships with paracryptodires, a now extinct group of turtles known from coeval deposits throughout western Europe and North America.
Peltochelys duchastelii is an enigmatic fossil turtle from the Early Cretaceous of Bernissart,...
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