Bairdemys venezuelensis

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Pelomedusoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Cladus: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Infraordo: Pan-Pleurodira
Subordo: Pleurodira
Superfamilia: Pelomedusoidea

Familia: Podocnemididae
Genus: †Bairdemys
Species: Bairdemys venezuelensis

Name[edit]

Bairdemys venezuelensis (Wood & Díaz, 1971)

Holotype: Laboratorio de Paleontología, Escuela de Geologı´a de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas), VF 1176, a complete carapace, figured by Wood and Díaz de Gamero (1971: plates 1, 2, 4).
Type locality: ‘‘. . . north of Campo El Mamon, state of Falcon, Venezuela’’ (Wood and Díaz de Gamero, 1971).
Type horizon: Capa de huesos/capa de tortugas, upper member of the Urumaco Formation, late Miocene (Díaz de Gamero and Linares, 1989).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Podocnemis venezuelensis, Wood & Díaz de Gamero, 1971.

References[edit]

  • Wood, R.C. & M.L. Díaz de Gamero. 1971: Podocnemis venezuelensis, a new fossil pelomedusid (Testudines, Pleurodira) from the Pliocene of Venezuela and a review of the history of Podocnemis in South America. Breviora, 376: 1–23.

  • Eugene S. Gaffney & Roger C. Wood, 2002: Bairdemys, a New Side-Necked Turtle (Pelomedusoides: Podocnemididae) from the Miocene of the Caribbean. American Museum novitates, 3359: 1–28, 15 figures, 2 tables. PDF.