Named By: T. R. Lyson & W. G. Joyce - 2010.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Testudines, Cryptodira, Paracryptodira, Baenidae.
Species: G. sonsalla (type).
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.
- 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.