A new species of the genus Adocus (Adocidae, Testudines) from the lower cretaceous of Southwest Japan

Teppei Sonoda, Ren Hirayama, Yoshihiko Okazaki, Hisao Ando

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Adocus sengokuensis sp. nov. is described on the basis of disarticulated shell elements (nuchal, first peripherals, left fourth peripheral, left second costal, left hyoplastron, and right hypoplastron) collected from a lacustrine mudstone of the Lower Cretaceous Sengoku Formation, Kanmon Group in Miyawaka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. A. sengokuensis is characterized by its small size with a carapace estimated at only 29 cm long, a trapezoidal cervical scale greater in width than length, and a narrow lateral projection of the first pleural scale of the fourth peripheral. Small size and wide cervical scale suggest that this new species is the most basal taxon of the genus Adocus.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)26-32
ページ数7
ジャーナルPaleontological Research
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 1 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Palaeontology

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