New findings of Pleistocene fossil turtles (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae and Chelydridae) from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador

New Pleistocene fossilized turtle remains from five localities of western Ecuador (Santa Elena Province) are described here. All these shell (carapace and plastron) fossil remains come from the Tablazo Formation and belong to three different lineages of cryptodires (“hidden-necked” turtles). The mos...

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Autores Principales: Cadena Rueda, Edwin Alberto, Abella, Juan, D Gregori, Maria
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: PeerJ 2017
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/26638
https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3215
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spelling ir-10336-266382021-01-21T08:02:41Z New findings of Pleistocene fossil turtles (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae and Chelydridae) from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador Nuevos hallazgos de tortugas fósiles del Pleistoceno (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae y Chelydridae) de la provincia de Santa Elena, Ecuador Cadena Rueda, Edwin Alberto Abella, Juan D Gregori, Maria Kinosternidae Chelydridae Testudines Geoemydidae Paleobiodiversity New Pleistocene fossilized turtle remains from five localities of western Ecuador (Santa Elena Province) are described here. All these shell (carapace and plastron) fossil remains come from the Tablazo Formation and belong to three different lineages of cryptodires (“hidden-necked” turtles). The most abundant remains belong to geoemydids, attributed here to the genus Rhinoclemmys (indeterminate species). Less abundant in occurrence are the kinosternidids, attributed to Kinosternon (indeterminate species), and the first fossil record of chelydrids, Chelydra(indeterminate species), in the entirety of Central and South America. 2017-04-20 2020-08-19T14:39:56Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISSN: 2167-8359 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/26638 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3215 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf PeerJ PeerJ
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Kinosternidae
Chelydridae
Testudines
Geoemydidae
Paleobiodiversity
spellingShingle Kinosternidae
Chelydridae
Testudines
Geoemydidae
Paleobiodiversity
Cadena Rueda, Edwin Alberto
Abella, Juan
D Gregori, Maria
New findings of Pleistocene fossil turtles (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae and Chelydridae) from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
description New Pleistocene fossilized turtle remains from five localities of western Ecuador (Santa Elena Province) are described here. All these shell (carapace and plastron) fossil remains come from the Tablazo Formation and belong to three different lineages of cryptodires (“hidden-necked” turtles). The most abundant remains belong to geoemydids, attributed here to the genus Rhinoclemmys (indeterminate species). Less abundant in occurrence are the kinosternidids, attributed to Kinosternon (indeterminate species), and the first fossil record of chelydrids, Chelydra(indeterminate species), in the entirety of Central and South America.
format Artículo (Article)
author Cadena Rueda, Edwin Alberto
Abella, Juan
D Gregori, Maria
author_facet Cadena Rueda, Edwin Alberto
Abella, Juan
D Gregori, Maria
author_sort Cadena Rueda, Edwin Alberto
title New findings of Pleistocene fossil turtles (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae and Chelydridae) from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
title_short New findings of Pleistocene fossil turtles (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae and Chelydridae) from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
title_full New findings of Pleistocene fossil turtles (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae and Chelydridae) from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
title_fullStr New findings of Pleistocene fossil turtles (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae and Chelydridae) from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
title_full_unstemmed New findings of Pleistocene fossil turtles (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae and Chelydridae) from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
title_sort new findings of pleistocene fossil turtles (geoemydidae, kinosternidae and chelydridae) from santa elena province, ecuador
publisher PeerJ
publishDate 2017
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/26638
https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3215
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