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Colossoemys
Fossil range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification

Class:

Sauropsida

Order:

Crocodylia

Superfamily:

Alligatoroidea

Genus:

Colossoemys Rodrigues, 1892

Species:

  • C. macrococcygeana Rodrigues, 1892 (type)

Colossoemys is an extinct genus of alligatoroid crocodilian that inhabited South America during the Pleistocene epoch. The genus was originally named on the basis of two large procoelous vertebrae, a pubis, and a plastral fragment (likely to be from a turtle rather than a crocodilian[1]). The paucity of material associated with the genus has led Colossoemys to be considered a possible nomen dubium in the past.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Williams, E. E. (1952).A new fossil tortoise from Mona Island, West Indies, and a tentative arrangement of the tortoises of the world. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 99: 541-560.


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