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Volume 20, issue 2
Foss. Rec., 20, 245-251, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-20-245-2017
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Special issue: Secondary adaptation of tetrapods to life in water...

Foss. Rec., 20, 245-251, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-20-245-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Oct 2017

Research article | 11 Oct 2017

Identification of the African–European Erymnochelys group (Pleurodira, Podocnemididae) in the Belgian fossil record: first finding of Eocenochelus eremberti outside its type locality

Adán Pérez-García and Thierry Smith
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A partial carapace of a turtle from the middle Eocene of Saint-Gilles is presented here. Although it was donated to the Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique (Brussels, Belgium) more than a century ago, it remained undescribed. Its study allows us to recognize the second pleurodiran turtle in the Belgian fossil record. It is the first partial articulate shell of a pleurodiran recognized in Belgium, and the only member of this clade recognized in this country at specific level.
A partial carapace of a turtle from the middle Eocene of Saint-Gilles is presented here....
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