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Neochelys salmanticensis Jimenez 1971 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 268033

Alternative combination: Podocnemis carbajosai

Synonyms: Duerochelys arribasi Jimenez 1975 (no. 268037), Podocnemis armuniensis Jimenez 1970 (no. 268038), Podocnemis entodermica Jimenez 1970 (no. 268036)

Belongs to Neochelys according to F. de Lapparent de Broin et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Neochelys arenarum, Neochelys bolcensis, Neochelys capellinii, Neochelys eocaenica, Neochelys fajumensis, Neochelys franzeni, Neochelys laurenti, Neochelys liriae, Neochelys mengaudi, Neochelys nicolisii, Neochelys zamorensis, Polysternum mengaudi

Type specimens:

  • Neochelys salmanticensis: N209. Its type locality is Caenes, which is in a MP 15/MP 16 terrestrial horizon in Spain.
  • Duerochelys arribasi: N326. Its type locality is Teso de las Canteras, which is in a Priabonian fluvial sandstone in Spain.
  • Podocnemis armuniensis: N327. Its type locality is Teso de las Canteras, which is in a Priabonian fluvial sandstone in Spain.
  • Podocnemis entodermica: N181. Its type locality is West of Teso de la Flecha, which is in an Eocene fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in Spain.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore