A Review of the Fossil Record of Basal Mesozoic Turtles

@article{Joyce2017ARO,
  title={A Review of the Fossil Record of Basal Mesozoic Turtles},
  author={Walter G. Joyce},
  journal={Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History},
  year={2017},
  volume={58},
  pages={113 - 65}
}
Abstract Turtles (Testudinata) are the clade of amniotes characterized by a complete turtle shell. New insights into the phylogeny of the group have revealed that a diverse assemblage of fossil turtles populate the stem lineage that lead to the turtle crown (Testudines). To aid communication, the terms Mesochelydia and Perichelydia are herein defined for two internested clades more inclusive than Testudines but less inclusive than Testudinata. The earliest representatives of Testudinata are… CONTINUE READING
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