A dermochelyid sea turtle from the upper cretaceous (Late Campanian) Izumi Group of Shionoe, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Western Japan

Ren Hirayama, Akira Fujii, Keiichi Takahashi

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A partial skeleton of Mesodermochelys undulatus Hirayama and Chitoku, 1996 (Testudines: Chelonioidea: Dermochelyidae), with carapace estimated as 1.3 m long, was collected from the Late Cretaceous (early Late Campanian) Izumi Group at Shionoe, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Western Japan. This occurrence supports the presence of highly localized s a turtle fauna dominated by Mesodermochelys in the sea adjacent to Japan during the Late Cretaceous.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
Issue number80
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 1



  • Cretaceous
  • Izumi Group
  • Kagawa Prefecture
  • Mesodermochelys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology

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