Name: Polysternon.
Phonetic: Pol-e-stern-on.
Named By: Portis‭ ‬-‭ ‬1882.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Testudines,‭ ‬Pleurodira,‭ ‬Bothremydidae,‭ ‬Bothremydina,‭ ‬Foxemydina.
Species: P.‭ ‬provinciale‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬atlanticum,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬isonae.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: France‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rognac Limestone Formation.‭ ‬Spain‭ ‬-‭ ‬Conques Formation,‭ ‬Sierra Perenchiza Formation,‭ ‬Tremp Formation,‭ ‬Vitoria Formation.
Time period: Campanian to Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.

       Polysternon is a genus of bothremydid turtle that is known to have lived in Western Europe during the latest stages of the Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The youngest species of Polysternon:‭ ‬A new bothremydid turtle from the uppermost Maastrichtian of the southern Pyrenees.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cretaceous Research‭ ‬35:‭ ‬133‭–‬142‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Marmi,‭ ‬.H.‭ ‬Lujn,‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Riera,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Gaete,‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Oms‭ & ‬.‭ ‬Galobart‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.


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