Insights into the Taxonomy and Systematics of North American Eocene Soft-Shelled Turtles from a Well-Preserved Specimen

@inproceedings{Vitek2011InsightsIT,
  title={Insights into the Taxonomy and Systematics of North American Eocene Soft-Shelled Turtles from a Well-Preserved Specimen},
  author={Natasha S. Vitek},
  year={2011}
}
  • N. Vitek
  • Published 17 October 2011
  • Biology
ABSTRACT A nearly complete fossil soft-shelled turtle (Trionychidae) from the Eocene Washakie Formation of Wyoming is described and identified as Oliveremys uintaensis, comb. nov. Previously known only from a single shell specimen, O. uintaensis can now be diagnosed using both skull and shell characteristics, including callosified but unsculptured xiphiplastra. “Trionyx” tritor “T.” franciscae, “T.” nelsoni and “T.” scutumantiquum are identified as junior synonyms of O. uintaensis. Parsimony… 
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