First Cretaceous dermochelyid turtle from Africa

Haiyan Tong, Ren Hirayama

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Abstract

An isolated hyoplastron of a chelonioid sea turtle is reported from the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) deposits of the Ouled Abdoun phosphate basin, Morocco. It closely resembles that of the Late Cretaceous dermochelyid, Corsochelys haliniches from Alabama (USA) and is referred to the family Dermochelyidae. The find from Morocco is the first record of a dermochelyid turtle from the Cretaceous of Africa and indicates a vast geographical distribution of the family during that period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalRevue de Paleobiologie
Volume23
Issue numberSPECIAL NO. 9
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Dermochelyidae
  • Maastrichtian
  • Morocco
  • Ouled Abdoun
  • Phosphate basin

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  • Palaeontology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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First Cretaceous dermochelyid turtle from Africa. / Tong, Haiyan; Hirayama, Ren.

In: Revue de Paleobiologie, Vol. 23, No. SPECIAL NO. 9, 2005, p. 55-59.

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Tong, H & Hirayama, R 2005, 'First Cretaceous dermochelyid turtle from Africa', Revue de Paleobiologie, vol. 23, no. SPECIAL NO. 9, pp. 55-59.
Tong, Haiyan ; Hirayama, Ren. / First Cretaceous dermochelyid turtle from Africa. In: Revue de Paleobiologie. 2005 ; Vol. 23, No. SPECIAL NO. 9. pp. 55-59.
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