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Turtle remains from the Early Cretaceous of Kut Island, Gulf of Thailand

Haiyan TONG, Wilailuck NAKSRI, Eric BUFFETAUT, Suravech SUTEETHORN, Varavudh SUTEETHORN, Uthumporn DEESRI & Julien CLAUDE

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 20 (19) - Pages 345-349

Published on 03 May 2021

An isolated first costal turtle plate from the Early Cretaceous of Kut Island, Gulf of Thailand, is reported and assigned to Trionychoidae gen. et sp. indet. The morphology of the plate and comparison with turtle assemblages of the Khorat Group support the correlation of the vertebrates-bearing beds of Kut Island with the Sao Khua Formation, as already suggested by the studies on sharks and dinosaurs.


Keywords :

Testudines, Trionychoidae, Early Cretaceous, Kut Island, Thailand

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