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    Université de Fribourg

    A revision of the pelomedusoid turtle Jainemys pisdurensis from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Lameta Formation of India

    Joyce, Walter G. ; Bandyopadhyay, Saswati

    In: PeerJ, 2020, vol. 8, p. e9330

    Background: Jainemys pisdurensis comb. nov. is an extinct pleurodiran turtle from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of India, previously referred to Carteremys and Shweboemys. The holotype, an eroded skull, had been collected near the village of Pisdura, south of Nagpur, in Maharashtra State, while all referred shell material originates from coeval sediments exposed at the nearby village of...

    Université de Fribourg

    A taxonomic revision of geoemydid turtles from Siwalik-age of India and Pakistan

    Garbin, Rafaella C. ; Bandyopadhyay, Saswati ; Joyce, Walter G.

    In: European Journal of Taxonomy, 2020, no. 652, p. -

    Neogene (Siwalik-aged) deposits from India and Pakistan have yielded many vertebrate fossils, of which most were named during the 19th century, including numerous geoemydid turtles. In contrast to many other faunal components from the Siwaliks, geoemydids have not undergone taxonomic revision for more than a century and most fossils have therefore been believed to correspond to recent taxa....

    Université de Fribourg

    A reevaluation of the basal turtle Indochelys spatulata from the Early–Middle Jurassic (Toarcian–Aalenian) of India, with descriptions of new material

    Joyce, Walter G. ; Bandyopadhyay, Saswati

    In: PeerJ, 2020, vol. 8, p. e8542

    Background Indochelys spatulata is an extinct turtle from the Early to Middle Jurassic Kota Formation of the Pranhita–Godavari Gondwana basin, India. The holotype and previously only known specimen is a partially eroded shell that had been collected near Kota village, north of Sironcha, in Maharashtra State. Phylogenetic analyses have consistently suggested placement at the base of the...

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    A taxonomic reassessment of Piramys auffenbergi, a neglected turtle from the late Miocene of Piram Island, Gujarat, India

    Ferreira, Gabriel S. ; Bandyopadhyay, Saswati ; Joyce, Walter G.

    In: PeerJ, 2018, vol. 6, p. e5938

    Piramys auffenbergi was described as an emydine turtle based on a well-preserved skull retrieved from late Miocene deposits exposed on Piram Island, India. The description and figures provided in the original publication are vague and do not support assignment to Emydinae. This taxon has mostly been ignored by subsequent authors.Material and Methods: We reexamine the holotype specimen,...