Morphology and Evolution of Turtles

ISBN: 978-94-007-4308-3 (Print) 978-94-007-4309-0 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

  2. Perspectives on the Life and Accomplishments of Eugene S. Gaffney

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      Pages 1-1

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      Eugene S. Gaffney: A Professional Biography and Bibliography

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      Pages 9-15

      Autobiography (Through May 2009)

  3. The Origin of Turtles

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      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-36

      Problems of the Ancestry of Turtles

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      Pages 37-50

      Origin of the Turtle Body Plan: The Folding Theory to Illustrate Turtle-Specific Developmental Repatterning

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      Pages 51-61

      The Evolution of the Turtle Shell

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      Pages 63-70

      Three Ways to Tackle the Turtle: Integrating Fossils, Comparative Embryology, and Microanatomy

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      Pages 71-101

      Geometric and Developmental Perspectives on the Evolution of the Skull and Internal Carotid Circulation in Turtles

  4. The Early Diversification of Turtles

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      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-120

      New Material of the Platychelyid Turtle Notoemys zapatocaensis from the Early Cretaceous of Colombia; Implications for Understanding Pleurodira Evolution

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      Pages 121-146

      Spoochelys ormondea gen. et sp. nov., an Archaic Meiolaniid-Like Turtle from the Early Cretaceous of Lightning Ridge, Australia

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      Pages 147-172

      Turtles from the Jurassic Shishugou Formation of the Junggar Basin, People’s Republic of China, with Comments on the Basicranial Region of Basal Eucryptodires

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      Pages 173-178

      Rediscovery of the Carapace of the Lost Holotype of the Purbeck Turtle Chelone obovata Owen 1842

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      Pages 179-185

      Kappachelys okurai gen. et sp. nov., a New Stem Soft-Shelled Turtle from the Early Cretaceous of Japan

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      Pages 187-212

      Morphology and Relationships of Brachyopsemys tingitana gen. et sp. nov. from the Early Paleocene of Morocco and Recognition of the New Eucryptodiran Turtle Family: Sandownidae

  5. Pleurodire Diversity and Biogeography

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      Pages 213-213

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      Pages 215-250

      A New Long-Necked Turtle, Laganemys tenerensis (Pleurodira: Araripemydidae), from the Elrhaz Formation (Aptian–Albian) of Niger

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      Pages 251-259

      Two Synchronic and Sympatric Bothremydidae Taxa (Chelonii, Pleurodira) in the Late Cretaceous Site of “Lo Hueco” (Cuenca, Spain)

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      Pages 261-275

      New Information about Pelomedusoides (Testudines: Pleurodira) from the Cretaceous of Brazil

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      Pages 277-287

      Nostimochelone lampra gen. et sp. nov., an Enigmatic New Podocnemidoidean Turtle from the Early Miocene of Northern Greece

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      Pages 289-303

      A New Species of Bairdemys (Pelomedusoides: Podocnemididae) from the Oligocene (Early Chattian) Chandler Bridge Formation of South Carolina, USA, and Its Paleobiogeographic Implications for the Genus

  6. Diversity, Biogeography, and Paleobiology of Late Cretaceous and Tertiary Turtles

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      Pages 305-305

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      Pages 307-336

      Preliminary Overview of Late Cretaceous Turtle Diversity in Eastern Central Europe (Austria, Hungary, and Romania)

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      Pages 337-387

      Re-Assessment of Late Campanian (Kirtlandian) Turtles from the Upper Cretaceous Fruitland and Kirtland Formations, San Juan Basin, New Mexico, USA

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