Turtle remains ascribed to the family Cheloniidae (Testudines, Cryptodira, Chelonioidea), collected from the lamarcki zone (Middle Turonian) at Wüllen (NW Germany) are described. The material consists of a right humerus, a scapula, a complete costalia, and costalia fragments of a single individual with the humerus indicating a primitive cheloniid of the 'toxochelyid grade'. The present material, as well as previously recorded chelonioid humeri from the Cenomanian and Turonian of Germany illustrate a progressive diversification of chelonioids during the early Late Cretaceous.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Jul|
- Upper Cretaceous
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