A new species of Sinemys ( Testudines : Cryptodira : Sinemydidae ) from the Early Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia , China

@inproceedings{Tong2012ANS,
  title={A new species of Sinemys ( Testudines : Cryptodira : Sinemydidae ) from the Early Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia , China},
  author={Haiyan Tong and Donald Brinkman},
  year={2012}
}
A new species of Sinemys (Testudines: Cryptodira: Sinemydidae), S. brevispinus n. sp. is described on the basis of three skeletons from the Early Cretaceous Luohandong Formation, Chabu Sumu, Ordos Basin, Inner Mongolia. The new taxon is characterised by an elongate carapace with a pair of distinct but short lateral spines, a sculptured shell surface, closed lateral carapacial fontanelles and an open incisura columellae auris. A nearly complete turtle skeleton from the Early Cretaceous of… CONTINUE READING

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