Caribemys

Name: Caribemys.
Phonetic: Cah-rib-em-iss.
Named By: M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬de la Fuente‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Iturralde-Vinent‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
Synonyms: Notoemys oxfordiensis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Anapsida,‭ ‬Testudines,‭ ‬Pleurodira.
Species: C.‭ ‬oxfordiensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Shell roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬28‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Cuba‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jagua Formation.
Time period: Oxfodian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including the shell.

       Caribemys is a genus of sea turtle that lived during the late Jurassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new pleurodiran turtle from the Jagua Formation‭ (‬Oxfordian‭) ‬of western Cuba.‭ ‬Journal of Paleontology‭ ‬75‭(‬4‭)‬:860-869.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬de la Fuente‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Iturralde-Vinent‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.



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