Name: Gamerabaena.
Phonetic: Gam-e-rahbay-nah.
Named By: T.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Lyson‭ & ‬W.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Joyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Testudines,‭ ‬Cryptodira,‭ ‬Paracryptodira,‭ ‬Baenidae.
Species: G.‭ ‬sonsalla‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain/herbivore‭?
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬North Dakota‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hell Creek Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Gamerabaena is a genus of baenid turtle that lived in North America towards the end of the Cretaceous period.‭ ‬Gamerabaena is named after the fictional kaiju Gamera,‭ ‬a gigantic turtle-like monster that has featured in a whole series of Japanese monster films in a similar fashion as Godzilla.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new baenid turtle from the Upper Cretaceous‭ (‬Maastrichtian‭) ‬Hell Creek Formation of North Dakota and a preliminary taxonomic review of Cretaceous Baenidae.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬30‭(‬2‭)‬:394-402.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Lyson‭ & ‬W.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Joyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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