The Oldest African Eucryptodiran Turtle from the Cretaceous of Angola

@inproceedings{Mateus2009TheOA,
  title={The Oldest African Eucryptodiran Turtle from the Cretaceous of Angola},
  author={O. Mateus and L. Jacobs and M. Polcyn and A. Schulp and Diana Vineyard and Andr{\'e} Buta Neto and Miguel Telles Antunes},
  year={2009}
}
A new Late Cretaceous turtle, Angolachelys mbaxi gen. et sp. nov., from the Turonian (90 Mya) of Angola, represents the oldest eucryptodire from Africa. Phylogenetic analysis recovers Angolachelys mbaxi as the sister taxon of Sandownia harrisi from the Aptian of Isle of Wight, England. An unnamed turtle from the Albian Glen Rose Formation of Texas (USA) and the Kimmeridgian turtle Solnhofia parsonsi (Germany), are successively more distant sister taxa. Bootstrap analysis suggests those four… Expand
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