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Baena affinis Leidy 1871 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Baenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 238227

Synonyms: Baena inflata Gilmore 1915 (no. 116698), Baena riparia Hay 1908 (no. 238231)

Belongs to Baena according to W. G. Joyce and T. R. Lyson 2015

Sister taxa: Baena arenosa, Baena escavada, Baena hayi

Type specimens:

  • Baena affinis: ANSP 10055, a shell. Its type locality is Church Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Baena inflata: CM 3406, a shell (nearly complete shell). Its type locality is Baena inflata type locality, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.
  • Baena riparia: AMNH 5977, a skeleton (an almost complete skeleton). Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore