An isolated hyoplastron of a chelonioid sea turtle is reported from the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) deposits of the Ouled Abdoun phosphate basin, Morocco. It closely resembles that of the Late Cretaceous dermochelyid, Corsochelys haliniches from Alabama (USA) and is referred to the family Dermochelyidae. The find from Morocco is the first record of a dermochelyid turtle from the Cretaceous of Africa and indicates a vast geographical distribution of the family during that period.
|ジャーナル||Revue de Paleobiologie|
|号||SPECIAL NO. 9|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2005 5月 6|
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