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Baena arenosa Leidy 1870 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Baenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 67590

Synonyms: Baena clara Hay 1908 (no. 238230), Baena emiliae Hay 1908 (no. 105258), Baena sima Hay 1908 (no. 238228), Stylemys emiliae Hay 1908 (no. 105259)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1870. [Descriptions of Emys jaenesi, E. haydeni, Baena arenosa, and Saniwa ensidens]. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 1870:123-124

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

Sister taxa: Baena affinis, Baena escavada, Baena hayi

Type specimens:

  • Baena arenosa: USNM 103, a partial shell. Its type locality is junction of the Big Sandy and Green river, which is in a Ypresian/Lutetian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Baena clara: AMNH 1675, a shell.
  • Baena emiliae: AMNH 1925, a shell. Its type locality is White River near Ouray, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.
  • Baena sima: AMNH 5971, a skeleton (skull, shell and postcranium). Its type locality is Little Dry Creek, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore