First report of Plesiochelys etalloni and Tropidemys langii from the Late Jurassic of the UK and the palaeobiogeography of plesiochelyid turtles

@article{Anquetin2016FirstRO,
  title={First report of Plesiochelys etalloni and Tropidemys langii from the Late Jurassic of the UK and the palaeobiogeography of plesiochelyid turtles},
  author={J{\'e}r{\'e}my Anquetin and S. D. Chapman},
  journal={Royal Society Open Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={3}
}
  • Jérémy Anquetin, S. D. Chapman
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Royal Society Open Science
  • Plesiochelyidae is a clade of relatively large coastal marine turtles that inhabited the shallow epicontinental seas that covered western Europe during the Late Jurassic. Although the group has been reported from many deposits, the material is rarely identified at the species level. Here, we describe historical plesiochelyid material from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of England and compare it with contemporaneous localities from the continent. An isolated basicranium is referred to the… CONTINUE READING
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