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Article: A new trionychid turtle from the Lower Eocene of Kent

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 17
Part: 4
Publication Date: November 1974
Page(s): 901 907
Author(s): C. A. Walker and R. T. J. Moody
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WALKER, C. A., MOODY, R. T. J. 1974. A new trionychid turtle from the Lower Eocene of Kent. Palaeontology17, 4, 901–907.

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A trionychid turtle, Trionyx silvestris sp. nov., is described from a skull found in the Blackheath Beds (Lower Ypresian, Lower Eocene) of Abbey Wood, Kent. Comparisons are made between this, the first certain example of Trionyx from the Lower Eocene of Britain, and other fossil and Recent members of the Trionychidae.
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