New Bothremydid Turtle (Testudines, Pleurodira) from the Paleocene of Northeastern Colombia

  title={New Bothremydid Turtle (Testudines, Pleurodira) from the Paleocene of Northeastern Colombia},
  author={Edwin Alberto Cadena and Jonathan I. Bloch and Carlos Jaramillo},
  booktitle={Journal of Paleontology},
Abstract A new turtle, Puentemys mushaisaensis, from the middle to late Paleocene Cerrejón Formation of Colombia, is described on the basis of a partial skull and many partial to nearly complete carapaces and plastrons representing multiple ontogenetic stages. Whereas P. mushaisaensis is unique in aspects of its shell morphology, it shares many diagnostic characteristics of bothremydid pleurodirans, including a long exoccipital-quadrate contact, a very low and rounded almost circular carapace… 

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