|Representatives of side-necked turtles; two Podocnemis, possibly, P. unifilis, photo taken in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2018.|
Eventually, some of the specimens collected by Rabell-Cabrero was studied and described by Roger C. Wood and published in 1972. In his paper, Wood describes a shell, plastron and pelvis collected from the San Sebastian Formation (early-late Oligocene age) but due to the incompleteness of the material no species name was given, although similarities with living and extinct South American pelomedusids were noted (Wood, 1972).
|Photos from one of my research sites in Puerto Rico, the red circles mark parts of a pelomedusoid turtle shell, the green circle, a sirenian rib. I wrote about this locality here.|
|Skull of Bairdemys hartsteini, photos from Gaffney and Wood, 2002.|
Updated: May 23, 2019