Review of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sea Turtles from the Former USSR

Alexander O. Averianov


A list of 51 localities of fossil sea turtles from the Middle Jurassic, Early and Late Cretaceous, Paleocene, Eocene and Miocene of Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Ukraine is provided. For four localities in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine presence of sea turtles is not confirmed by current data. Two new taxa, Dollochelys rogovichi sp.nov. (Cheloniidae, Eocene, Ukraine) and Turgaiscapha kushmurunica gen. et sp.nov. (Chelonioidea indet., cf. Dermochelyidae, Late Cretaceous, Kazakhstan), are described.


Cheloniidae; Chelonioidea; Dermochelyidae; Protostegidae; sea turtles; Thalassemydidae

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