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Cearachelys placidoi Gaffney et al. 2001 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 131470

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney, D. de Almeida Campos, and R. Hirayama. 2001. Cearachelys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil. American Museum Novitates 3319:1-20

Belongs to Cearachelys according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MPSC, a partial skeleton (partial skull, shell, cervicals, and limb elements). Its type locality is Santana do Cariri (general), which is in an Albian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal shale in the Santana Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: amphibious omnivore