A New Species of Meiolaniform Turtle and a Revision of the Late Cretaceous Meiolaniformes of South America

  title={A New Species of Meiolaniform Turtle and a Revision of the Late Cretaceous Meiolaniformes of South America},
  author={Juliana Sterli and Marcelo de la Fuente and Ignacio Alejandro Cerda},
Abstract. A new species of meiolaniform turtle, Trapalcochelys sulcata gen. nov. sp. nov. is described, based on material from the late Campanian—early Maastrichtian Allen Formation, Patagonia (Argentina). The postcranial remains recovered are described macroscopically (e.g., external morphology) and microscopically (e.g., histological sections of the shell). Trap alcochelys sulcata gen. nov. sp. nov. shares with other meiolaniforms the presence of sulci strongly curved anteriorly among… 
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