Project 3154: E. Vlachos, J. Sterli, K. Vasileiadou, G. Syrides. 2018. A new species of Mauremys (Testudines: Geoemydidae) from the late Miocene - Pliocene of Central Macedonia (N. Greece) with exceptionally wide vertebral scutes. Papers in Palaeontology. online:1-19.
Specimen: Mauremys caspica (unvouchered)
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Abstract

Our knowledge of Neogene chelonian diversity in northern Greece is increased with the present description of a new species of Mauremys (Testudines, Geoemydidae) from the late Miocene to Pliocene of three localities in central Macedonia (Gefira-2, Nea Silata, Allatini). This new species, Mauremys aristotelica sp. nov., is characterized by the presence of exceptionally wide vertebral scutes, a trait that is quite rare within Mauremys but has evolved independently in other pan-testudinoid non-testudinids. Total evidence phylogenetic analysis confirms the placement of the new species within Mauremys and reveals that its closest relative is Mauremys campanii from the late Miocene of Italy. It is also likely, under parsimony, that all geoemydids with similarly wide vertebral scutes from the Neogene of Eurasia form a clade nested within Mauremys. Our results also shed light on the evolution of geoemydids in the eastern Mediterranean during late Miocene to Pliocene times.


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Article DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1235

Project DOI: 10.7934/P3154, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P3154
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    Taxonomic Overview for Matrix 'M25676' (33 Taxa)

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    [1] Emys orbicularis
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    33158155021001
    [2] Testudo graeca
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    2206190016001
    [3] Cuora amboinensis
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    24180165020001
    [4] Heosemys annandalei
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    86118113010001
    [5] Rhinoclemmys annulata
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    9212310809001
    [6] Batagur baska
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    7198191011001
    [7] Sacalia bealei
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    21182176012001
    [8] Orlitia borneensis
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    6814213209001
    [9] Callagur borneoensis
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    50160147012001
    [10] Mauremys caspica
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    7205189012001
    [11] Siebenrockiella crassicollis
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    22191174013001
    [12] Cyclemys dentata
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    95113103011001
    [13] Cuora flavomarginata
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    10210193014001
    [14] Heosemys grandis
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    1021069908001
    [15] Geoclemys hamiltonii
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    25184171013001
    [16] Kachuga kachuga
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    1021139908001
    [17] Cuora mouhotii
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    10410294011001
    [18] Notochelys platynota
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    1031029709001
    [19] Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    72137127010001
    [20] Mauremys reevesii
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    16192178015001
    [21] Mauremys sinensis
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    43172155011001
    [22] Geoemyda spengleri
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    1031079808001
    [23] Malayemys subtrijuga
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    33179163013001
    [24] Pangshura tentoria
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    7513912608001
    [25] Hardella thurjii
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    10011499010001
    [26] Melanochelys trijuga
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    67144132010001
    [27] † Mauremys aristotelica
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    112888809001
    [28] † Mauremys campanii
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    119848109001
    [29] † Clemmydopsis mehelyi
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    125808004001
    [30] † Sakya chimaera
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    1287171010001
    [31] † Sarmatemys lungui
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    126777706001
    [32] † Shansiemys latiscuta
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    134707005001
    [33] † Melanochelys sakyaformis
    Last Modified in 11/02/18
    1495050010001


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