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Evolution of the Side-Necked Turtles: The families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae

Journal / Magazine

Series: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH Bulletins) Volume: 300

By: Eugene S Gaffney, Haiyan Tong and Peter A Meylan

698 pages, 318 b/w photos and illustrations, 31 tables

American Museum of Natural History

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #175591
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Although pleurodires have been considered significantly less diverse than their sister group, the cryptodires, current discoveries show that pleurodires had a more complex and extensive evolutionary history than had been realized. Previously unknown radiations, particularly in the near-shore marine realm, are revealed by taxa with diverse cranial morphology, indicating many different feeding and sensory strategies. The pleurodire group that is changed the most by the new discoveries is its largest group, the hyperfamily Pelomedusoides.

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