Turtle remains (Testudines, Chelonioidea) from the Middle Turonian of northwest Germany

C. Diedrich*, R. Hirayama

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-167
Number of pages7
JournalGeologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Cheloniidae
  • Europe
  • Humeri
  • Turtles
  • Upper Cretaceous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology


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