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The girdles of the oldest fossil turtle, Proterochersis robusta, and the age of the turtle crown

Université de Fribourg

  • Joyce, Walter G. Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Germany - Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Schoch, Rainer R. Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, Germany
  • Lyson, Tyler R. Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
    06.12.2013
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  • BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2013, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 266
English Background: Proterochersis robusta from the Late Triassic (Middle Norian) of Germany is the oldest known fossil turtle (i.e. amniote with a fully formed turtle shell), but little is known about its anatomy. A newly prepared, historic specimen provides novel insights into the morphology of the girdles and vertebral column of this taxon and the opportunity to reassess its phylogenetic... Show more…
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Paleontology
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Faculté des sciences
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Géosciences
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