Osteophygis (Testudines: Cheloniidae) from the Lower Tertiary of the Ouled Abdoun phosphate basin, Morocco

Ren Hirayama, Haiyan Tong

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Abstract

Osteopygis emarginatus Cope 1868 is described from the Lower Tertiary of the Ouled Abdoun phosphate basin, Morocco, on the basis of skulls and lower jaws. Osteopygis is a cosmopolitan turtle that had a wide geographical distribution during the Late Cretaceous and Paleocene. Osteopygis emarginatus is a very conservative species which crossed the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary without major changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-856
Number of pages12
JournalPalaeontology
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cheloniidae
  • Lower Tertiary
  • Morocco
  • Osteopygis
  • Palaeobiogeography
  • Systematics
  • Testudines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Palaeontology

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