Potential earliest record of podocnemidoid turtles from the Early Cretaceous (Valanginian) of Colombia

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Abstract

A costal and a peripheral bone from the Early Cretaceous (Valanginian, ca. 135 Ma) Rosablanca Formation, Zapatoca town, Colombia are described. These specimens represent the earliest record of podocnemidoid turtles. Evolutionary and paleogeographical implications are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-881
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Paleontology
Volume85
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Palaeontology

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