Selenemys lusitanica, gen. et sp. nov., A New Pleurosternid Turtle (Testudines: Paracryptodira) from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal

  title={Selenemys lusitanica, gen. et sp. nov., A New Pleurosternid Turtle (Testudines: Paracryptodira) from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal},
  author={Ad{\'a}n P{\'e}rez‐Garc{\'i}a and Francisco Ortega},
ABSTRACT A new pleurosternid turtle from the Upper Jurassic of the Central West of Portugal is described. Pleurosternids are abundant in the European and American Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous fossil record. Despite this, at present, there is no reference to any genus of pleurosternids before the upper Tithonian in Europe. Selenemys lusitanica, gen. et sp. nov., represented by several specimens from the upper Kimmeridgian of the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal), constitutes the most ancient… 
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